The history of rocketry and space exploration.
Space Rocket History #348 – Apollo 15 – Traverse 3
“We pray for one last landingOn the globe that gave us birth;Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skiesAnd the cool, green hills of Earth.” Robert A. Heinlein
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →
A pleasure to listen to.
The Michael Annis podcast series on the history of spaceflight is simply a pleasure to listen to. A big thankyou to all involved!
Very detailed look at the rocket history
I look forward to listening to this podcast every week during my commute to work. It is really nice to hear the very detailed discussion on almost every rocket and flight that they took.
I especially enjoy the audio clips from the roaring engines during the launches, the voices of the astronauts during flight and the interviews of everyone involved in the space programs.
The details and sound clips sometimes makes me imagine I was there.