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Apollo 11 lift-off
Apollo 11 lift-off

Duration: 00:51

The Apollo 11 lift-off from the Kennedy Space Centre Florida on 16 July 1969, to begin its epic journey of approximately 385,000 kms to the moon.

 
Apollo 11 lift-off (no music)
Apollo 11 lift-off (no music)

Duration: 01:00

The Apollo 11 lift-off, 16 July 1969.

 
Apollo 11: 'One Small Step for Man'
Apollo 11: 'One Small Step for Man'

Duration: 00:45

Soundtrack of Neil Armstrong stepping on to the moon's surface.

 
Apollo 11: Eagle lift-off from the moon
Apollo 11: Eagle lift-off from the moon

Duration: 01:22

Eagle lifts-off from the moon, 21 July 1969. Commentary from the BBC's live television coverage.

 
Apollo 11: earth seen from space
Apollo 11: earth seen from space

Duration: 00:28

Neil Armstrong of the Apollo 11 mission enjoys the view from space.

 
Apollo 11: news report during landing
Apollo 11: news report during landing

Duration: 01:00

A BBC news report from 21 July 1969 describes the astronauts resting, prior to leaving the moon.

 
Approaching the speed of sound
Approaching the speed of sound

Duration: 01:07

An RAF Gloster Meteor approaches the sound barrier.

 
Blue Bird and the water speed record
Blue Bird and the water speed record

Duration: 01:25

Sir Malcolm Campbell tests the latest version of his boat, Blue Bird K4, in 1947. A jet engine has been fitted to the boat for the first time.

 
Concorde makes her maiden flight
Concorde makes her maiden flight

Duration: 01:30

BBC correspondent Reg Turnhill describes Concorde's maiden flight from Toulousem, France, in 1969.

 
Development of transport during the Victorian era
Development of transport during the Victorian era

Duration: 08:10

Adam Hart-Davis introduces transport developments during the Victorian era from bicycles, petrol cars, steam railways and steam liners.

 
Hovercraft's first Channel crossing
Hovercraft's first Channel crossing

Duration: 01:12

Hovercraft makes her maiden voyage across the English Channel on 25 July 1959.

 
How safe are the motorways?
How safe are the motorways?

Duration: 01:31

A look at safety on the new M1 motorway in January 1969.

 
Sir Frank Whittle and the jet engine
Sir Frank Whittle and the jet engine

Duration: 01:48

In 1948, Sir Frank Whittle describes the invention of the jet engine.

 
Steam engines
Steam engines

Duration: 03:36

Steam railway engines and the invention of George Stephenson's Rocket.

 
Steam powered boats
Steam powered boats

Duration: 02:02

The first steam powered boat invented by William Symington.

 
Testing Concorde's jet engines
Testing Concorde's jet engines

Duration: 01:32

Testing Concorde's jet engines in 1966.

 
The Eagle has landed
The Eagle has landed

Duration: 01:48

On 20 July 1969, Apollo 11 lands on the moon.

 
To boldly go: space exploration
To boldly go: space exploration

Duration: 01:02

Space exploration. This clip combines NASA images of the Apollo missions with the opening bars of 'Also sprach Zarathustra' by Richard Strauss.

 
Transport: Britain since 1930
Transport: Britain since 1930

Duration: 02:18

A look at how motor transport changed lives in Britain since the 1930s.

 
Transport: cars
Transport: cars

Duration: 01:07

Cars were the big success story of the 20th century travel, but they turned out to be a little too popular.

 
Transport: the aeroplane
Transport: the aeroplane

Duration: 01:03

Early attempts of air travel.

 
Transport: the railway age in Britain
Transport: the railway age in Britain

Duration: 04:16

The story of the railways, from George Stephenson through to their greatest days.

 
Victorian railways: iron horses (audio)
Victorian railways: iron horses (audio)

Duration: 03:42

Mini-drama set in North East England in 1820. Three servants discuss how the George Stephenson they used to know when he was just a coal boy has become a successful engineer.

 
Victorian railways: Rainhill Trails (audio)
Victorian railways: Rainhill Trails (audio)

Duration: 06:08

Mini-drama about the Rainhill Trials of 1829, a public trial of locomotives in which Timothy Hackworth's 'Sans Pareil' competes with George Stephenson's 'Rocket'.

 
Victorian railways: Tay Bridge Disaster (audio)
Victorian railways: Tay Bridge Disaster (audio)

Duration: 07:05

Mini-drama about the Tay Bridge Disaster in 1879. The newly-built bridge over the River Tay was the longest in the world, but it collapsed during a storm, resulting in the deaths of all passengers on board a train that was crossing it at the time.

 

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