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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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    • 5.0, 111 Ratings

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

    112 - STS-40

    112 - STS-40

    It seems like this human spaceflight thing might be here to stay, so we better do some life sciences experiments and learn more about the impact of microgravity on the human body. Also, Space Shuttle Columbia carries more jellyfish into space than it ever has before.

    • 30 min
    111 - STS-39

    111 - STS-39

    Discovery has a payload bay full of multi-spectral instruments and is ready to perform an orbital ballet.

    • 32 min
    110 - STS-37

    110 - STS-37

    Atlantis has one heavy satellite to deploy, and the EVA crew has to evaluate some strange exercise devices in the payload bay. Sort of.

    • 31 min
    109 - STS-35

    109 - STS-35

    Columbia has a tricky time getting off the launchpad, but once it does, it performs some fancy astronomy that can only be done in space!

    • 26 min
    108 - STS-38

    108 - STS-38

    STS-38 seems to be a run of the mill classified mission at first.. until someone discovers something flashing in GEO.

    • 23 min
    107 - STS-41

    107 - STS-41

    Ulysses has a long journey ahead of it, and it all starts on Space Shuttle Discovery and STS-41!

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

The S.K.P. Machine ,

Ad Astra

“The Space Above Us” strikes the perfect (ought I say, Nominal?) balance between edification & amusement, making an already interesting subject downright entrancing. Thank you, J.P.!

The good news? I’ll all caught up. The bad news? I’m all caught up.

machan1985 ,

Thank you, JP.

You saved 2020.

Mr Mark N4CC ,

Very good site

Excellent information. Plenty of new material even for those who have a good handle on the history.

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