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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 #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
    Space Rocket History #341 – Apollo 15 – Serious Problems

    Space Rocket History #341 – Apollo 15 – Serious Problems

    The SPS engine was used for all the future burns.   It was the astronauts ticket home.  Any doubt as to whether it could fire raised the question as to whether the mission could continue.

    • 50 min
    Space Rocket History #340 – Apollo 15 – Climb to Orbit

    Space Rocket History #340 – Apollo 15 – Climb to Orbit

    For Scott all feelings were forgotten. All senses except sight were subordinated. All Scott’s concentration was focused on hearing information from Irwin, Worden and Mission Control about the status of the spacecraft and the Saturn V.

    • 54 min
    Space Rocket History #339 – Apollo 15 – The Launch

    Space Rocket History #339 – Apollo 15 – The Launch

    The last face they saw was Guenter’s, smiling and waving an enormous crescent wrench. Then the heavy hatch closed with a deep thunk.

    • 48 min

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Richard Bray

Wonderful narration. I consider myself very knowledgeable on manned space flight but I managed to find nuggets of information that were interesting and I was unaware of. The Apollo 7 episode was a good example.

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Apollo 11 Launch #213 - Thank you!

Hearing Walter Cronkite again was brilliant. His narrative is etched in the memory along with the streaming visuals and the intermittent interruptions of the launch countdown. Could entirely recall the moment, the words, the anticipation and the thrill of a profound accomplishment this meant to so many, a nation, and the human experience.

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