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Bernie Upton - Google+
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Lovers of late night, AM radio are in a state of mourning today: Art Bell, founder & long-time host of "Coast to Coast AM," an hours-long late-night radio program that explored the fringes of science, culture, UFOs and the paranormal has passed away in the high desert of Nevada that he loved so well.

https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/r-i-p-art-bell-1945-2018

For my own part, I never took the program too seriously, but instead reveled in the enjoyment of listening to the discussion of some seriously "waaaay out there" topics under the night time darkness where dreams seem more real, and the "What If?" seems almost tangible.

My personal favorites in terms of repeating episode themes were the end-of-year predictions -- shows where listeners would call in with their "psychic" predictions for the upcoming year, while comparing last year's predictions w/the current year's events. Not to be missed, too, were the "Ghost to Ghost AM" shows done near Halloween, when listeners would call in with their own ghost stories & creepy tales best told in the dark... all w/Mr. Bell's insistence that they only call in & share their stories "if you know them to be true!" ^_^

But really, any episode w/Art Bell as host was simple ear candy. No one had a better, more comforting, more sonorous radio voice than this man (though Vincent Price might have come close, muahahah!). As Art's former business partner once put it, no one was better at creating "theater of the mind."

I personally am grateful to have been able to enjoy his talents over years of working late nights & driving into the early morning twilight with his golden tones to keep me company. I will miss the absolute joy of hearing Art open the show with his traditional "Good evening, or good morning, wherever you may be."

Wherever you may be, thank you, Sir, & rest well.

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Here are some early experiments with animals in microgravity. America took cats and birds aloft on this flight.

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You have come a long way since 1965 what we knew back then know we know now

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http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171005-the-worlds-oldest-scientific-satellite-is-still-in-orbit """ Although not the first satellite, Vanguard 1 was still a remarkable achievement. As well as proving the technology of a new launcher system, the ground station network and solar cells, the satellite showed how our planet bulges out around the equator. Equipped with an instrument to measure atmospheric density, it provided the first-ever measurements of the Earth’s tenuous outer atmosphere and an estimate of the number of micrometeorites surrounding the planet – all vital information for future spacecraft. As a military-funded project, this also fed into calculations for the accuracy of ICBM trajectories. """

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""" Happy 90th birthday, television!

A live webcast will celebrate the transmission of the first electronic TV signal on Sept. 7, 1927, and the man behind it, Philo T. Farnsworth.

The webcast is set for 6 p.m. Thursday from the original location of Farnsworth's San Francisco lab. It's available on www.thehistoryoftv.com and will be repeated at 9 p.m. and midnight Thursday. """
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2017-09-06/webcast-marks-tv-milestone-unsung-pioneer-behind-it

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Even though there is a video with this I have decided to post this to nostalgia because it is from yesteryear before I was born.
The Spaceships of Walt Disney - Man in Space
The Spaceships of Walt Disney - Man in Space
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The High Road to the Moon
The High Road to the Moon
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