195 episodes

The history of rocketry and space exploration.

Space Rocket History Podcast Michael Annis

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    • 4.8 • 81 Ratings

The history of rocketry and space exploration.

    Space Rocket History #347 – Apollo 15 – Traverse 2-Part 2 – The Genesis Rock

    Space Rocket History #347 – Apollo 15 – Traverse 2-Part 2 – The Genesis Rock

    Both men realized what they had discovered. The rock was almost entirely plagioclase. This was surely a chunk of anorthosite, a piece of the primordial crust, the Genesis Rock.

    • 48 min
    Space Rocket History #346 – Apollo 15 – Traverse 2-Part 1

    Space Rocket History #346 – Apollo 15 – Traverse 2-Part 1

    Suddenly, Scott called out that the Rover was beginning to slide down the hill.  As the back wheels came off the ground, Scott quickly got back on to hold the rover down.

    • 48 min
    Space Rocket History #345 – Apollo 15 – The Lunar Rover & Traverse 1

    Space Rocket History #345 – Apollo 15 – The Lunar Rover & Traverse 1

    The whole stripped-down rover weighed about 455 pounds on Earth but only 76 pounds on the moon and was built to carry 2 1/2 times its weight at a maximum speed of about 10 miles per hour.

    • 55 min
    Space Rocket History #344 – Apollo 15 – Oxygen Leak, Glass Ball, First Steps & The Lunar Rover

    Space Rocket History #344 – Apollo 15 – Oxygen Leak, Glass Ball, First Steps & The Lunar Rover

    After a good nights sleep, Houston woke the astronauts up an hour early the next morning because of a slight oxygen leak.

    • 46 min
    Space Rocket History #343 – Apollo 15 – Falcon on the Moon

    Space Rocket History #343 – Apollo 15 – Falcon on the Moon

    It was immediately clear that Falcon had landed on uneven ground, right on the rim of a small crater; the LM was tipped backward at a slight angle. It turned out that one of the rear feet had landed in … Continue reading →

    • 46 min
    Space Rocket History #342 – Apollo 15 – Lunar Orbit & Landing

    Space Rocket History #342 – Apollo 15 – Lunar Orbit & Landing

    Craning to look through the triangular window for a glimpse of the land ahead, Scott saw no sign of Hadley Rille.

    • 52 min

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