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Welcome to the Space Rocket History podcast

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English


Episodes

Space Rocket History #361 – Apollo 16 – Post Landing & Moonwalk 1

3/31/2021
“There you are, our mysterious and unknown Descartes Highlands Plains. Apollo 16 is gonna change your image.” John Young

Duration:00:49:06

Space Rocket History #360 – Apollo 16 – Lunar Landing

3/16/2021
Due to the change in their flight plan caused by the six-hour delay, the crew had to reprogram a great deal of their onboard data, and this had to be done before they had LOS.

Duration:00:48:22

Space Rocket History #359 – Apollo 16 – Lunar Orbit & No Go for Landing – Big Reveal & Tang Ceremony

3/3/2021
In the event of a secondary control system failure in the engine, the mission rules stated the entire landing phase of the mission would have to be terminated.

Duration:00:53:49

Space Rocket History #358 – Apollo 16 – Trans-Lunar Coast

2/17/2021
“Unlike the roller-coaster ride of Earth orbit, we are entering a slow-motion domain where time and distance seem to have more meaning than speed.” Mike Collins

Duration:00:50:41

Space Rocket History #357 – Apollo 16 – TLI, Transposition & the LM Fuel Leak?

2/3/2021
It looked like they had a leak from one of the propellant tanks on the Lunar Module. If so, that meant abort!

Duration:00:49:24

Space Rocket History #356 – Apollo 16 – Climb to Orbit

1/20/2021
Duke was startled. Why was it shaking so hard? What in the world was happening? There had to be something wrong with this rocket. He didn’t recall any briefing to expect this violent vibration as they sat on the launch … Continue reading →

Duration:00:49:09

Space Rocket History #355 – Apollo 16 – The Launch

1/6/2021
T-90 seconds and all Charlie Duke could think about was let’s go! There was no fear, no reluctance, no second thoughts. He was consumed with the desire to hear the words Lift-off. He felt this was his one and only … Continue reading →

Duration:00:47:45

Space Rocket History #354 – Apollo 16 – CMDR John W. Young

12/16/2020
John Watts Young was an astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. He became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. He flew on four different classes … Continue reading →

Duration:01:04:32

Space Rocket History #353 – Apollo 16 – LMP Charlie Duke

12/2/2020
“Roger, Twank…Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot!,” Capcom Charlie Duke, Apollo 11 landing.

Duration:00:53:26

Space Rocket History #352 – Apollo 16 – Introduction, Crew Selection & CMP Ken Mattingly

11/18/2020
“cogito, ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am). Rene Descartes.

Duration:00:56:11

Space Rocket History #351 – Apollo 15 – First Deep Space EVA and Splashdown

11/4/2020
As the red smoke cleared, Al saw widening holes in one of their parachutes, collapsing it into a useless strip of cloth. “We’ve got a streamer on one,” Al reported.

Space Rocket History #350 – Apollo 15 – Lunar Liftoff, Rendezvous and Docking – Tang Ceremony

10/21/2020
On Hadley Plain, at 171:37 GET, right on schedule, Falcon’s engine lit, hurling the ascent stage upward in an impressive flurry of dust and debris, captured for the first time on camera and transmitted live to a world-wide audience.

Duration:00:49:12

Space Rocket History #349 – Apollo 15 – Meanwhile on Endeavour

10/7/2020
After being cooped up together so closely with his fellow astronauts inside Endeavor, Worden enjoyed stretching out for his solo flight. Now he really got to fly.

Duration:00:47:30

Space Rocket History #348 – Apollo 15 – Traverse 3

9/23/2020
“We pray for one last landingOn the globe that gave us birth;Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skiesAnd the cool, green hills of Earth.” Robert A. Heinlein

Duration:00:45:09

Space Rocket History #347 – Apollo 15 – Traverse 2-Part 2 – The Genesis Rock

9/9/2020
Both men realized what they had discovered. The rock was almost entirely plagioclase. This was surely a chunk of anorthosite, a piece of the primordial crust, the Genesis Rock.

Duration:00:48:20

Space Rocket History #346 – Apollo 15 – Traverse 2-Part 1

8/26/2020
Suddenly, Scott called out that the Rover was beginning to slide down the hill. As the back wheels came off the ground, Scott quickly got back on to hold the rover down.

Duration:00:48:11

Space Rocket History #345 – Apollo 15 – The Lunar Rover & Traverse 1

8/12/2020
The whole stripped-down rover weighed about 455 pounds on Earth but only 76 pounds on the moon and was built to carry 2 1/2 times its weight at a maximum speed of about 10 miles per hour.

Duration:00:55:03

Space Rocket History #344 – Apollo 15 – Oxygen Leak, Glass Ball, First Steps & The Lunar Rover

7/29/2020
After a good nights sleep, Houston woke the astronauts up an hour early the next morning because of a slight oxygen leak.

Duration:00:46:44

Space Rocket History #343 – Apollo 15 – Falcon on the Moon

7/15/2020
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 →

Duration:00:46:30

Space Rocket History #342 – Apollo 15 – Lunar Orbit & Landing

7/1/2020
Craning to look through the triangular window for a glimpse of the land ahead, Scott saw no sign of Hadley Rille.

Duration:00:52:27