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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 #407 – Skylab – “We Can Fix Anything”

    Space Rocket History #407 – Skylab – “We Can Fix Anything”

    During the stand up EVA, Kerwin held Weitz while he pulled at the debris several times which disturbed the stability of the Skylab station and caused the Skylabs gyros to compensate. This was a big problem because it nearly pulled … Continue reading →

    • 53 min
    Space Rocket History #406 – Skylab – The Launch of Skylab 2

    Space Rocket History #406 – Skylab – The Launch of Skylab 2

    At 07:00 hours Houston time, Skylab 2 roared off its Milk Stool from LC-39B; the first Saturn IB launch in almost five years and only the second launch from Pad 39B.

    • 59 min
    Space Rocket History #405 – Skylab – What Went Wrong and How Do We Fix It?

    Space Rocket History #405 – Skylab – What Went Wrong and How Do We Fix It?

    Nasa concluded that the failure of the micrometeoroid shield 63 seconds into the flight caused the breaking of the solar array system. Furthermore, at 593 seconds into the flight the second stage retro rocket plume exhaust resulted in the ripping … Continue reading →

    • 57 min
    Space Rocket History #404 – Skylab – The Launch of Skylab 1

    Space Rocket History #404 – Skylab – The Launch of Skylab 1

    Having two rockets stacked on pads 39A and 39B at the same time made for quite a sight at the Kennedy Space Center. There were also two firing rooms at KSC’s Launch Control Center that would control the countdowns for … Continue reading →

    • 59 min
    Space Rocket History #403 – Skylab – S.M.E.A.T. – Skylab Mission 0

    Space Rocket History #403 – Skylab – S.M.E.A.T. – Skylab Mission 0

    This SMEAT crew would test out various elements of the Skylab equipment and procedures in a series of trials, ending in a full-scale simulation that was set at 56 days.

    • 47 min
    Space Rocket History #402 – Skylab – Training Part 2

    Space Rocket History #402 – Skylab – Training Part 2

    The backup crew and some support crew participated in an interesting rescue scenario with 2 astronauts flying to Skylab to take back the crew of 3 onboard Skylab. This would mean 5 astronauts returning to earth in the command module.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
610 Ratings

610 Ratings

Sr Piloto ,

Grateful for Michael Annis

I am a space nerd. So much so, that I was a counselor at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL as well as a childhood graduate.

I’ve been looking for a podcast to give me more detailed information about all of the past space programs. I didn’t have to look any further than this podcast! I started in the archive and am almost finished. I look forward to starting this section of the podcast soon! You can tell that host Michael Annis puts a a lot of heart and hard work into every episode. I especially love his “off topic” commentary at the end. You get to know a little more about the his personality.

I am so glad Michael Annis decided to do this podcast. I have learned so much more about the space program. Thank you Mr. Annis for sharing your passion for space history and exploration with us!

tex792 ,

Love the detail

An awesome podcast for any space geek with lots of detail. Also Mr. and Mrs. SRH are such great people!

kfisch14 ,

Great podcast

A must hear for any space geek.

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