Producer
Producer
Leopold Hoesch
Producer
Lukas Hoffmann
Genre
History
Broadcaster
WDR
Length
1 x 45'
Editor
Year
2019
OUR LAND IN THE 90s
Reaching for the Stars - 1997

In the ten-part series, WDR travels back to the 90s - to a time when mobile phones were still pressed to the ear as huge bones, music stations like EinsLive and Viva started and the old precinct turned into a local recreation area.

The year 1997 gave much cause for celebration. Schalke 04 fought for the UEFA final and got a new stadium anthem in the process. In Dortmund, newborn babies were called "Lars". The Ruhr area fought for its future and let flowers speak. The comet Hale-Bopp could be seen with the naked eye and turned many people in NRW into amateur astronomers. And Reinhold Ewald reached for the stars. Reinhold Ewald, a real astronaut from Mönchengladbach, trained in Cologne and Moscow and embarked on his first space flight. Next stop: MIR, the Russian space station. Around the world in 90 minutes. In his luggage: a mixtape with "Space Music". Dramatic highlight of the journey: a fire on board the MIR. But the crew quickly got it under control. And Ewald later landed safely in the Kazakh steppe.

OUR LAND IN THE 90s - Reaching for the Stars - 1997

In the ten-part series, WDR travels back to the 90s - to a time when mobile phones were still pressed to the ear as huge bones, music stations like EinsLive and Viva started and the old precinct turned into a local recreation area.

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