223 episodes

The history of rocketry and space exploration.

Space Rocket History Archive Michael Annis

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The history of rocketry and space exploration.

    Space Rocket History #223 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 1

    Space Rocket History #223 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 1

    Silently and carefully, Armstrong raised his left boot over the lip of the footpad and lowered it to the dust. Immediately he tested his weight, bouncing in the gentle gravity, and when he felt firm ground, he was still, one foot on the last vestige of earthly things, the other on the moon. Then he spoke:
    “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
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    • 44 min
    Space Rocket History #222 – Apollo 11 – Post Landing & EVA Prep

    Space Rocket History #222 – Apollo 11 – Post Landing & EVA Prep

    Inside the Eagle Buzz and Neil knew every second was crucial. The T1 time was only 2 minutes so They hastily ran down through their checklists, preparing as though they were going to lift off within the two-minute window.
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    • 40 min
    Space Rocket History #221 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 3

    Space Rocket History #221 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 3

    “Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
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    • 46 min
    Space Rocket History #220 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 2

    Space Rocket History #220 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 2

    Suddenly, Buzz and Neil heard the high-pitched sound of the Master Alarm. On the computer display the “PROG” light glowed amber. “Program alarm,” Armstrong radioed. Quickly, Aldrin queried the computer for the alarm code, and “1202” flashed on the display.
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    • 35 min
    Space Rocket History #219 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 1

    Space Rocket History #219 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 1

    The machine-like performance of flight crew and ground controllers continued. Each participant was in perfect harmony with the other, moving to a cadence dictated by the laws of physics and the clock.
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    • 42 min
    Space Rocket History #218 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Orbit

    Space Rocket History #218 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Orbit

    As they passed behind the moon, they had just over 8 minutes to go before the burn. They were super-careful now, they checked and rechecked each step several times. It had to be perfect. Just one digit in the computer out of place could send them into a lunar mountain or turn them and send them into orbit around the sun.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Barracuda1988 ,

Great podcast!

As a child born in the early fifties, I remember the events. However I never knew the “behind the scenes “ history. I am truly enjoying this podcast.

Mr Mark N4CC ,

Excellent space history

Excellent history of national and international space history. I can remember all but the earliest information and its been a wonderful ride. M

NiftyInsight ,

As close to living the space race as you can get

This is an amazing journey through the space race. I love the way it follows the events in deep detail and chronologically. As someone who wasn’t born until long after much of this happened it is captivating to explore the history through this lens. I’ve found myself listening for hours on end during long road trips and on weekends. I can’t get enough of these and as someone who found this years after they started, I’m glad he posted the archive episodes. If you fall in love with this series like I did, please consider donating to help him keep the series going.

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