SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2000

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
compiled by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
SUBJECTDESCRIPTION
January 4Space MusicA 60 minute mix of current news and music from space fact and fiction (prepared and presented by Alan Walker).
January 12Flight of STS 103 - Salvaging the HubbleHalf hour documentary feature on the final days of the STS 103 Shuttle mission, including musical wake-up calls and capsule communications and explanation of the Hubble reservicing.
January 19The Origins of "Star Trek"An exploration of how the television series "Star Trek" reached the airwaves.
January 19Shuttle Imaging Radar - Part OneTo mark the forthcoming flight of STS 99, the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, an examination of the flights of STS 59 and STS 68, the Shuttle Imaging Radar misions. Included comments by payload commander, astronaut Linda Godwin.
January 26Shuttle Imaging Radar - Part TwoTo mark the forthcoming flight of STS 99, the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, an examination of the flights of STS 59 and STS 68, the Shuttle Imaging Radar misions. Included comments by Mission Specialist astronaut Tom Jones and music by Laurie Anderson
February 2Shuttle Imaging Radar - Part ThreeTo mark the forthcoming flight of STS 99, the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, an examination of the flights of STS 59 and STS 68, the Shuttle Imaging Radar misions. Included additional comments by Mission Specialist astronaut Tom Jones, including a recording of him speaking from aboard Shuttle Endeavour during STS 68, in 1994 October.
February 16STS 99 - The Shuttle Radar Topography MissionThe launch and first four flight days of the STS 99 mission to map the Earth, using NASA daily mission reports.
February 23STS 99 - The Shuttle Radar Topography MissionReport on the progress of STS 99, including NASA daily mission reports for flight days 5, 6, 7 and 9.
March 1STS 99 - The Shuttle Radar Topography MissionReplay of NASA's preflight mission briefing for STS 99, attended by the Space Show reporter Peter Aylward.
March 8STS 99 - The Shuttle Radar Topography MissionReport on the launch of STS 99, including recording by Space Show Reporter Peter Aylward from atop the Vehicle Assembly Building, and NASA launch commentary.
March 8Launch of Hispasat 1C and GlobalstarOn-site recordings by Peter Aylward of the launch of Spannish communications satellite Hispasat 1C aboard an Atlas Centaur and of Globalstar communications satellites aboard a Delta 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Station.
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March 15STS 99 - The Shuttle Radar Topography MissionQuestions from the media at Mission Briefing for STS 99, attended by The Space Show. Plus NASA daily mission reports for flight days 10 and 11.
May 31DNA TestingYoung Producers Entry by Niyati Sharma and Amy Byrne, Year 10 Students of The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School in South Melbourne
May 31Chandra Xray Observatory and xray astronomy.An edited version of a discussion by Dr Wallace Tucker, Science Spokesman, Chandra Xray Observatory Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, courtesy of National Public Radio.
May 31The Flight of STS 101Description, with NASA audio, of the Space Station Servicing Mission.
June 7Amazing AntarcticaYoung Producers Entry by Yoganya Arunothayaraj and Katie Hamilton, Year 11 Students of The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School in South Melbourne
June 14Why Isn't The Sky Pink?Young Producers Entry by Gargi Kothari and Niki De Mel, Year 9 Students of The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School in South Melbourne
June 21Water on Mars and EuropaRecent findings about the prospects for liquid water on Mars and Europa.
June 28Water on Mars and EuropaDiscussion of findings about liquid water on Mars and Europa and ice on the Moon.
August 9The Life of Alec GuinessCommemorating the death of actor Alec Guiness (1914 - 2000). Included comments from his memoirs of his appearance as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars films.
September 6Deep Impact and the Asteroid ThreatAn investigation into the treat posed to the Earth by asteroids. Compared "reality" as explained by Lt. Col. Jim Knox, of the United States Air Force (speaking in private capacity) and "fiction" as shown in the movie "Deep Impact". Also details of NASA's search for asteroids and the finding of Australia's largest impact crater - the 120 km diameter crater centred on Woodleigh Station, east of Shark Bay, Western Australia.
September 13Space Shuttle Mission STS 106 - Part OneAn examination of the STS 106 space shuttle mission to the International Space Station. Included an overview, description of the rendezvous, the launch, extravehicular activity plans and some daily mission reports.
September 20Space Shuttle Mission STS 106 - Part TwoA live broadcast of the landing of STS 106 at the Kennedy Space Centre. The Space Show was on air from 6:30 pm until 8 pm with a live feed from the Kennedy Space Centre. Landing was shortly before 7 pm. Also included reports on extravehicular activities and flight day mission reports.
September 27Space Shuttle Mission STS 106 - Part ThreeReports on the STS 106 mission to the International Space Station. Included a replay of part of last week's live broadcast of the landing, and daily mission reports of the final days of the mission.
October 18Space Shuttle Mission STS 92 - Part OneCoverage of the launch and first five days of the STS 92 Space Shuttle Mission to the International Space Station.
October 25Space Shuttle Mission STS 92 - Part TwoContinuing coverage of the STS 92 mission to prepare the International Space Station for occupancy.
November 1Launch of the Expedition One CrewRecording of the live commentary of the launch of the International Space Station Expedition One crew aboard Soyuz TM, from Baikonur Cosmosdrome and the Korolyev Mission Control Centre. Also profiles of the three crew members, and description of early mission events.
November 8Expedition One Crew Takes Up ResidenceDescription with recordings from Korolyov Mission Control Centre of the docking of Soyuz TM with the International Space Station. Included Shepherd's "surprise" request to NASA Administrator Dan Goldin for permission to use radio call-sign Alpha.
November 22Sound of the Space ShuttleDigital audio recordings of the launch of several Space Shuttles from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
November 29Preparations for the launch of STS 97.Description of mission. Included audio recording and description by Peter Aylward of the launch of STS 99 as heard atop the Vehicle Assembly Building.
December 6The STS 97 mission to the International Space StationIncluded launch, wakeup calls, mission plans, extravehicular activities.
December 6Question Time at Parliament House, Canberra.An exchange between Senator Bob Brown, The Greens, Tasmania and Senator Robert Hill, Minister for the Environment and Heritage about the visibility of the International Space Station and the loss of the natural night sky was too silly for words.
December 27Music For SpaceportsA tongue-in-cheek exploration ofthe music that would be played to passengers at a spaceport, awaiting a flight with the winner of the X-Prize.