171 episodes

A podcast about the history of NASA human spaceflight. New episodes every other Thursday.

The Space Above Us JP Burke

    • History
    • 4.9 • 160 Ratings

A podcast about the history of NASA human spaceflight. New episodes every other Thursday.

    001 - Introduction

    001 - Introduction

    The Space Above Us is a new podcast about the history of NASA human spaceflight.

    • 11 min
    002 - Before the Rise of Mercury

    002 - Before the Rise of Mercury

    A brief look at the buildup to crewed flights in Project Mercury.

    • 18 min
    003 - Freedom 7

    003 - Freedom 7

    Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space as he pilots Freedom 7.

    • 24 min
    Supplemental 1 - Freedom 7 Mission Audio

    Supplemental 1 - Freedom 7 Mission Audio

    The complete air to ground transmissions, plus PAO commentary, for the Freedom 7 mission. Thanks to YouTube user lunarmodule5 for the audio. You can find his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/lunarmodule5

    • 19 min
    004 - Liberty Bell 7

    004 - Liberty Bell 7

    Gus Grissom flies the second and final suborbital flight of Project Mercury.

    • 20 min
    Supplemental 2 - Liberty Bell 7 Mission Audio

    Supplemental 2 - Liberty Bell 7 Mission Audio

    The complete air to ground transmissions of Mercury-Redstone 4: the flight of Liberty Bell 7.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

One4TheAges ,

Superb Podcast!

Educational, entertaining, and well-produced. As astra!

imranetic ,

One of the most valuable podcasts

This is right up there with Andrew Chaikin’s book. It is perfect for me because I am mostly interested in human space flights, especially the first three programs.

Jacob Drotar ,

Love the podcast!

I am a huge space flight nerd, and this podcast is PERFECT for me. It helps me expand my knowledge of the American space program from its humble beginning to the present. I highly recommend this show to all spaceflight nerds! “For the Benefit of All…”

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