ATOMIC (1959- 1969)





“Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weeni …
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”
Brian Hyland
Single (45) 
((( island music )))

Atomic Mouse  
Abstract Expressionism

1954“Fly Me To The Moon”
(Originally “In Other Words”) by Bart Howard. The first recording of the song was made in 1954 by Kaye Ballard.
1955Elvis Presley “Hound Dog”

B&W — Big Mama Thornton Jackie Gleason Jackie Robinson Louis Armstrong Herb Alpert (Colors) BeatlesHard Day’s NightRolling Stones

Jackie Gleason
Rockets To The Moon (Alice).

(ENTER) The Atomic Age 
When honesty and integrity stood for something good, Americans knew Russians were the enemy, and most were smart enough to know that WITHOUT THE TRUTH, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.

•ATOMIC AGE (1492-1959)
•ATOMIC AGE (1959-1969)
•ATOMIC AGE (1979-1999)
•APOCALYPTIC AGE (2000-2021)

1957 — ’57 Chevy (tail fins)
1958 Explorer 1
Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by the United States in 1958 and was part of the U.S. participation in the International Geophysical Year (IGY). The mission followed the first two satellites, both launched by the Soviet Union during the previous year, Sputnik 1 and Sputnik 2. This began a Space Race during the Cold War between the two nations.

NASCAR (Daytona 500)

The Original 7 American Astronauts 

1961Alan Shepard (First American In Space)
1962 John Glenn (First To Orbit)
1966 — Gemini 
1967 Apollo

1969 — APOLLO 11
“One Small Step for Man, One Small Step for Mankind” VIETNAM

VooDoo Child
1968Jimi Hendrix

Electric Ladyland 
((( still dreaming )))

((( video )))

Within a month of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon, the Woodstock Music Festival (“Three Days Of Peace And Music”) was lived on a farm in Upstate New York.

1969 — APOLLO 11
“One Small Step for Man, One Small Step for Mankind” VIETNAM

“Wooden Ships”
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
Déjà Vu 
1970 —
((( song )))


A Day In The Life
Ooh Josh. Josh!

Look at the ball of fire!
Watch with a young family, and feel their excitment watching their first launch of a rocket, headed for Outer Space.

Sir Isaac Newton
Opticks “Starry Messenger”

Planetary SlalomVoyager’s Return
The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), 
Wish You Were Here (1975),
Animals (1977)
The Wall (1979)  
Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982) musical film based on the album. 
Time Magazine, Over 40 All Stars, Montreal, Ken Regan (Camera 5), Brussel Sprouts with Howard Cosell, Iran/Iraq, Arnold Drapkin, Cryogenic Hall with Michelle Stevenson, Rick Booth, Anne Stovel, Roller Skating at Club Roxy. Crossing Over (Step, don’t shuffle)

1868 — Caves of Altimira


GROWING UP WITH ROCKETS — Nancy Yasecko grew up on Florida’s Space Coast (Cocoa Beach), graduating from high school in 1970. In “Growing Up With Rockets,” she tells the story of the United States Space Program, narrating a collection of home movies, old photographs, and vintage news and educational accounts. The story is told through memories of her father, an instrumental engineer in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, as he told them to her at the time. At the films end, when describing the launch of Columbia (the first space shuttle), April 12, 1981, she speaks from her perspective as an engineer (college intern), assigned to the Shuttle program, following in her father’s Space Exploration footsteps.

“Destination Moon”
Dinah Washington

Dinah ’62 
((( Space Coast Dreaming )))


A nice 4-foot day at the Cocoa Beach Pier