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The history of rocketry and space exploration.

Space Rocket History Podcast Michael Annis

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The history of rocketry and space exploration.

    Space Rocket History #335 – Impacts of Soyuz 11 on Future Soyuz, Salyut-1 & Apollo

    Space Rocket History #335 – Impacts of Soyuz 11 on Future Soyuz, Salyut-1 & Apollo

    It was decided that henceforth, cosmonauts would wear pressure suits for launch and the return to Earth. Also, a system was installed to automatically pump air into the descent module in the event of decompression.  Additionally, the ventilation valves were … Continue reading →

    • 49 min
    Space Rocket History #334 – Soyuz 11 – Death in Space

    Space Rocket History #334 – Soyuz 11 – Death in Space

    The recovery team quickly opened the hatch and were shocked to find the men motionless, as if asleep or unconscious.

    • 47 min
    Space Rocket History #333 – Soyuz 11 – Downfall & N1 Update

    Space Rocket History #333 – Soyuz 11 – Downfall & N1 Update

    Volkov transmitted to Flight Control: “The hatch is not hermetically sealed! … What can we do? … What can we do?”

    • 44 min
    Space Rocket History #332 – Soyuz 11/Salyut 1 – The Fire & SRH 7th Year Celebration

    Space Rocket History #332 – Soyuz 11/Salyut 1 – The Fire & SRH 7th Year Celebration

    Just before the start of another communication session, Volkov noticed a smell of smoke from somewhere at the rear of the station. As soon as communication with the ground was established, he reported:  “Aboard the station is ‘the curtain’!”

    • 44 min
    Space Rocket History #331 – Soyuz 11/Salyut 1 – Life Aboard the First Space Station

    Space Rocket History #331 – Soyuz 11/Salyut 1 – Life Aboard the First Space Station

    Dobrovolsky wrote in his diary, “Some days were a nightmare. There was a general absence of everything: no interesting things, no happiness, the monotonous sound of the ventilators, strong smells, numerous experiments. It seemed to me that Flight Control simply … Continue reading →

    • 41 min
    Space Rocket History #330 – Soyuz 11/Salyut 1 – What’s That Smell?

    Space Rocket History #330 – Soyuz 11/Salyut 1 – What’s That Smell?

    Volkov radioed “Zarya, wait! Yantar 3 is in Soyuz. Don’t start until Yantar 3 has returned to the Salyut! There is a strong smell in Salyut! He will put on a mask and go in again!”

    • 47 min

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