In the second of two special programmes from America, John goes behind the scenes to take a look at the world of Nasa and space exploration past, present and future.
The Manned Spaceflight Centre opened 30 years ago this month and has been involved in nearly all aspects of man's extraterrestrial activity, including the training of astronauts and the design and testing of spacecraft.
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Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Martin Loveday. The Friday Night Singers are Maryetta Midgley and Donald Maxwell with Martin
Loveday (violin). Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Including at 8.20 Interval Producer Alan Boyd
(In association with Rother District Council)
Sampling contributions to the 21st Salisbury Festival. Including Robert Tear and Michael Gough , who celebrate with words and music by Hardy, Lear, Dowland and Liszt; Richard Ingrams reads from The Oldie; a new event from the Awfully Nice Poets; David Owen Norris with piano pieces written by 21-year-old composers; and Howard Goodall introduces his new musical drama Silas Marner, premiering at the Festival. Elizabeth Jane Howard recalls co-directing the 1st Salisbury Festival, while Helen Marriage looks forward to being its director in 1994. Producer Tony Staveacre
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