SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2001

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
compiled by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
SUBJECTDESCRIPTION
January 3Welcome to 2001An exploration in dialogue and music of the relevance of Arthur C Clarke's 2001 : A Space Odyssey as we entered the namesake year.
January 3Star Trek : Final FrontierSummer Science Fiction
January 10Star Trek : Final FrontierSummer Science Fiction
January 17Star Trek : Final FrontierSummer Science Fiction
January 24Star Trek : Final FrontierSummer Science Fiction
January 31Star Trek : Final FrontierSummer Science Fiction
February 7Star Trek : Final FrontierSummer Science Fiction
February 14STS 98 Mission Reports - Part OneA compilation of reports on the mission of STS 98 Atlantis as construction of the International Space Station continues with the delivery of the Destiny Module. Included details of how to view the ISS as it passes over Melbourne.
February 21RAAF F-111 and "The Wall of Fire"A description in sound and narration of the Royal Australian Air Force's F-111 display and the "Wall of Fire" and other sounds from the Avalon Airshow were interspersed between interviews.
Listen or download Wall Of Fire (2 min 46 s - 2.6 MB)
Listen or download sound of B1 Bomber (1 min 29 s - 1.4 MB)
Listen or download sound of FA-18 Hornet (5 min 05 s - 4.7 MB)
February 21STS 98 Mission Reports - Part TwoA compilation of reports on the mission of STS 98 Atlantis as construction of the International Space Station continues with the delivery of the Destiny Module. Included details of how to view the ISS.
March 14The Flight of Andy Thomas Aboard STS 102 - Part OneA description of Australian born NASA astronaut Andy Thomas' spacewalk and other activities aboard STS 102 and the International Space Station
March 14The End Is MirA description of the Mir Space Station, and how to see its final passes over Melbourne.
March 21The Landing of Andy Thomas Aboard STS 102 - LiveA live broadcast of the landing of the Space Shuttle Discovery, carrying Australian born NASA astronaut Andy Thomas, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
March 21The Landing of Andy Thomas Aboard STS 102A repeat of this afternoon's live broadcast of the landing of the Space Shuttle Discovery, carrying Australian born NASA astronaut Andy Thomas, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
March 21The Flight of Andy Thomas Aboard STS 102 - Part TwoA description of Australian born NASA astronaut Andy Thomas' and other astronauts' activities aboard STS 102 and the International Space Station.
March 28The Flight of Andy Thomas Aboard STS 102 - Part ThreeA description of Australian born NASA astronaut Andy Thomas' work and other activities aboard STS 102 and the International Space Station. Included Melbourne sighting times for ISS.
April 11Vostok 1 - 40th AnniversaryA tracing of the developments in space, from Sputnik 1, that led to the first human spaceflight, by Yuri Gagarin. Featured both Soviet and American activities between 1957 and 1961. Included interview with Jim Harford about Korolyov.
April 11STS 1 - 20th AnniversaryA celebration of the first flight of the United States' Space Shuttles, the Columbia, with John Young and Bob Crippen.
April 18Space Show Tenth AnniversaryA celebration of the completion of ten years of broadcasting of The Space Show on Southern FM. Included a rebroadcast of the second show, from 1991 April 14 (At the time of the tenth anniversary we believed that no recording of the first show had been made - gosh, we had enough to learn figuring out which buttons to press and knobs to twiddle to get us on-air, without also figuring out how to work a tape recorder! However, in 2012 a recording of the first show was discovered, and it now posted for download.) The second show included interviews with Kirby Iken and Martin Kirkby, both talking about space insurance.
April 25STS 100 Delivers Robotic ArmDescription of the flight of the Endeavour (STS 100) to deliver the Canadian-built robotic arm to the International Space Station. Included audio from launch, in-flight activities, a talk by Scott Parazynski, and news of space tourist Denis Tito.
May 9The Shuttle Radar Topography MissionHow the Space Shuttle mapped most of the Earth's land surface to an accuracy of 30 metres during STS 99. Used audio gathered by Peter Aylward at Kennedy Space Center.
May 16Space EducationA look at space education initiatives in Melbourne, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Included the anouncement of a new space education centre in Melbourne.
July 4Conquest of SpaceUpdate on the exploration of Mars, the findings of the Hubble Space Telescope and the construction of the International Space Station.
July 19Girls in Science and Computer EducationEfforts to get girls to study science and computer education discussed by Sally Ride, former NASA Astronaut, and Linda Bash, Executive Director, National Council for Research and Women, United States.
July 25The Flight of Space Shuttle STS 104Coverage of the launch of STS 104 and the mission of the Atlantis to the International Space Station to add an airlock module. Included a live commentary of the visible passage of the ISS over Melbourne.
August 1Space And The Developing Nations.An exploration of how developing nations can access the benefits of the space economy. Included several speakers from the International Astronautical Federation Congress in Melbourne.
August 8The ASEAN Nations in SpaceAn exploration of what the ASEAN nations are doing in space. Included several speakers from the International Astronautical Federation Congress in Melbourne.
August 15The Flight of Space Shuttle STS 105Coverage of the launch of STS 105 and the mission of the Discovery to the International Space Station on a resupply mission. Included a live commentary of the visible passage of the ISS over Melbourne.
August 22The Flight of Space Shuttle STS 105Additional coverage of the mission of the Discovery to the International Space Station on a resupply mission.
August 29The Flight of Space Shuttle STS 105Additional coverage of the mission of the Discovery to the International Space Station on a resupply mission. Included departure from ISS and landing.
September 12Impact of the Terrorist Attacks A Space Show News Special about the effect on the United States Space centres of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
September 26Comet BorelleyThe flyby of Deep Space 1 past Comet Borelley.
October 312001 Mars OdysseyA description of the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission and its arrival at Mars.
December 12100 Years of International RadioA programme to commemorate the first transatlantic radio transmission by Guglielmo Marconi on 1901 December 12.
December 12The Flight of Space Shuttle STS 108Coverage of the crew exchange mission of Endeavour to the International Space Station.
December 19The Flight of Space Shuttle STS 108Further coverage of the crew exchange mission of Endeavour to the International Space Station.
December 26The Songs of Distant Earth - Part 1A discussion of the story behind Arthur C. Clarke's "The Songs of Distant Earth" and how Mike Oldfield composed music based on it.