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

The Space Above Us JP Burke

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

    142 - STS-67 - A Little More of the Ol' Ultraviolet

    142 - STS-67 - A Little More of the Ol' Ultraviolet

    ASTRO-1 was a huge success, shining new light (more or less literally) on the universe with its ultraviolet observatory. But that was almost 30 flights ago. It's time for the new and improved ASTRO-2 to see what's out there. We'll also answer that question I'm sure everyone was wondering: which moon is ugliest?
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    • 33 min
    141 - STS-63 - Near Mir

    141 - STS-63 - Near Mir

    After all this talk about the Russian space station Mir, how about we take a close up look for ourselves? A REALLY close look.
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    • 31 min
    140 - STS-66

    140 - STS-66

    On STS-66 we welcome Atlantis back from its long maintenance period, further probe the upper atmosphere, test out a new rendezvous technique, and discover what is perhaps the worst payload name of all time.
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    • 27 min
    139 - STS-68

    139 - STS-68

    No, it's not a glitch in the Matrix, we're flying the same experiment on the same shuttle! Don't worry, we still find plenty to say. Oh, and Jupiter's about to explode, so that's pretty cool.
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    • 26 min
    138 - STS-64

    138 - STS-64

    Space Shuttle Discovery is all loaded up with a grab bag of shuttle program favorites. Rendezvous, tech demonstrations, even an untethered EVA! Just be careful for the ghosts in the bathroom..
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    • 31 min
    137 - STS-65

    137 - STS-65

    Space Shuttle Columbia is flying for the 17th time, carrying the International Microgravity Laboratory 2 payload. With fish, newts, and bubbles, it sounds more like a witch's brew than an advanced research laboratory. But don't let vague descriptions fool you! Also, who can leap long Spacelabs in a single bound? None other than IML Man, of course!
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    Errata: Around 4:48 I say "[...] sitting behind the Pilot on the middeck [...]" when, of course, the Pilot sits on the flight deck. Got myself all mixed up with MS1/MS3 out of position.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

jmackhh ,

Making science so interesting!

JP is a fantastic host and the podcast is so consistent and well produced. For fans interested in NASA and space flight, this show goes above and beyond to explain the details of NASA’s endeavors in the greatest of detail in a way that’s easy for the every day layman to understand. I just reviews this podcast on my show Just One Listen and absolutely loved it. Thank you for putting out great content JP!!

Benen ElShakhs ,

The best comprehensive history of US crewed spaceflight

This podcast is amazing, JP goes into great detail on every mission from Mercury to the Space Shuttle, explaining the objectives, plans, executions, and unexpected problems with each one! Every question a listener might have is quickly explained with JP’s classic “you might be wondering why...” He also explains relevant low-level information for a lay audience, it helps to have some familiarity with basic engineering terms, or maybe a play through of some Kerbal Space Program tutorials, but for the most part, the average person could understand what’s going on! Couldn’t recommend enough for anyone looking to get a more thorough understanding of the history of American Crewed Spaceflight!

Sepiachoice ,

Detailed and engaging

JPs passion for space comes through in every episode, he makes the history of space flight exciting and approachable whatever your knowledge base is to start with!

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