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2002: Enterprise: The Catwalk — The 37th episode of the Star Trek prequel spinoff Enterprise premieres on UPN. More about Star Trek: Enterprise in the LogBook
1998: Lexx: Terminal — Sci-Fi Channel premieres the sixth episode of Lexx. This episode sees the exit of Eva Habermann as Zev, as the actress decides against the relentless pace of an ongoing series. The role is recast, with the replacement to be unveiled in the following episode. More about Lexx in the LogBook
1989: Alien Nation: The Red Room — Fox Network premieres the 13th episode of Alien Nation. Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) guest stars. More about Alien Nation in the LogBook
1980: NASA exercises the Uranus Option — NASA receives approval to continue Voyager 2's mission to the planets beyond Saturn, provided that Voyager 1's visit to Saturn and its moons goes satisfactorily. The approval includes an additional $100,000,000 budget increase to keep Voyager's ground controllers, engineers and staff scientists on JPL's payroll through the Uranus encounter, which is expected to take place in 1986.
1976: Ark II: Orkus — CBS airs the 15th and final episode of Filmation's live-action Saturday morning science fiction series Ark II. More about Ark II in the LogBook
1975: Space: 1999: Another Time, Another Place — The 15th episode of Gerry Anderson's space adventure series Space: 1999, Another Time, Another Place premieres on British broadcaster ITV. More about Space: 1999 in the LogBook
1973: Soyuz 13 — Cosmonauts Pyotr Klimuk and Valentin Lebedev lift off aboard Soyuz 13, the second proving flight of the redesigned Soyuz spacecraft. Their eight-day-long stay in Earth orbit is a Soviet space program rarity: a flight devoted solely to scientific observations with no military objectives. Many of the science experiments were originally intended to be conducted on board the Salyut 1 space station. Much like the Skylab 4 crew, which is in orbit at the same time, the Soyuz 13 crew is able to observe Comet Kohoutek.
1965: Doctor Who: Coronas Of The Sun — The 96th episode of Doctor Who airs on the BBC. This is part six of the mammoth 12-part story now collectively known as The Daleks' Master Plan. This episode is missing from the BBC's archives. More about Doctor Who in the LogBook Order VWORP!1 from theLogBook.com Media
1958: Project SCORE: first communication satellite — With engineers and ground controllers working under absolute secrecy, the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency launches the Atlas rocket-based SCORE satellite, an experimental communications satellite capable of recording four-minute audio messages from the ground for later playback to another part of the world. Though the first communication transmitted to Earth by SCORE is a message from President Eisenhower wishing listeners a peaceful Christmas, there's little doubt that it's a thinly-veiled military hardware demonstration. SCORE remains in orbit for only a few weeks before burning up in Earth's atmosphere.
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