198 episodes

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

The Space Above Us JP Burke

    • History
    • 4.9 • 193 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.

    • 17 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
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

jwf620 ,

Fantastic

A must listen for any space flight fan. Thoroughly researched and enthusiastically presented. JP's love for these flights shine through. A highly entertaining listen.

Lalalalalallalalalalavandjh ,

Loving every second

I stumbled on this podcast as it was recommended when I looked up the best space podcasts. As an incoming aerospace engineering student I was looking to learn about the past of spaceflight and this is everything I could've hoped for and more. It has a wonderful balance of technical aspects and storytelling. I have listened to it on my drive to and from work and I can say without a doubt I've had a blast! And I've definitely learned interesting history to take with me as my studies begin. I cannot say enough positive things about this podcast, I'm just delighted to see it's still active today as new episodes are being added and the twitter is still updating. Ad astra

Sdallas4 ,

Binge worthy for space nerds

We live near JSC, our best friends work at JSC and we love all things space. We just found this podcast (after listening to Bill Whittle’s and Kevin Wong’s separate Apollo mission podcasts multiple times over) - so now when we find ourselves on a road trip, this is what we listen to!!

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