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Cigarettes and Rocket Fuel is an as-it-happens radio show on (fictional) radio station KHCN-AM 4747 — Houston, Texas — covering the 1969 Apollo missions and the final sprint in the race against the Soviets to set foot on the moon. KHCN's Space City Sunday with Alex and Andy delivers a digest of the week's news from the war in Vietnam, politics for Washington, D.C., items of local interest and valuable ads for our listeners. Come for the Apollo drama. Stay for the 39-cent bacon. Cigarettes and Rocket Fuel will lift off Feb. 28 and will continue weekly until America puts a man on the moon. Crayola Girl by Ferrill Gibbs, and produced by Brent Busby.

Cigarettes and Rocket Fuel is an as-it-happens radio show on (fictional) radio station KHCN-AM 4747 — Houston, Texas — covering the 1969 Apollo missions and the final sprint in the race against the Soviets to set foot on the moon. KHCN's Space City Sunday with Alex and Andy delivers a digest of the week's news from the war in Vietnam, politics for Washington, D.C., items of local interest and valuable ads for our listeners. Come for the Apollo drama. Stay for the 39-cent bacon. Cigarettes and Rocket Fuel will lift off Feb. 28 and will continue weekly until America puts a man on the moon. Crayola Girl by Ferrill Gibbs, and produced by Brent Busby.
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Cigarettes and Rocket Fuel is an as-it-happens radio show on (fictional) radio station KHCN-AM 4747 — Houston, Texas — covering the 1969 Apollo missions and the final sprint in the race against the Soviets to set foot on the moon. KHCN's Space City Sunday with Alex and Andy delivers a digest of the week's news from the war in Vietnam, politics for Washington, D.C., items of local interest and valuable ads for our listeners. Come for the Apollo drama. Stay for the 39-cent bacon. Cigarettes and Rocket Fuel will lift off Feb. 28 and will continue weekly until America puts a man on the moon. Crayola Girl by Ferrill Gibbs, and produced by Brent Busby.

Twitter:

@cigsrf69

Language:

English

Contact:

508-212-7640


Episodes

Swift and horrifying

4/18/2019
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It's April 20, 1969 and KHCN-AM 4747 remembers the three brave Americans who died in the Apollo 1 fire a little more than two years ago. But these heroes – Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee – did not die in vain. Procedures were changed and a newer, safer capsule was designed. The program, likely, was saved.

Duration:00:26:01

Gemini: Bridge to Apollo

4/10/2019
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It's April 13, 1969 and, if you folks have been following Space Talk Sunday since the beginning, you know what it's time to talk about: Project Gemini. Gemini was NASA second human spaceflight program and bridged the Mercury and Apollo projects. It started in 1965 and had three main objectives: Collect physiological data about the impact of longer spaceflights on astronauts; Conduct spacewalks to determine how astronauts could function outside a spacecraft; and dock one spacecraft to...

Duration:00:30:46

Mercury Men

4/4/2019
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It’s April 6, 1969: The weeks between Apollo flights gives Alex and Andy time to look back at Project Mercury, America’s first foray into human spaceflight. The goals of the program were: Orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth, investigate a man’s ability to function in space and recover both man and spacecraft safely. And we accomplished every. Single. One.

Duration:00:29:52

We Like Ike

3/27/2019
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It's March 30, 1969 and our beloved president, Dwight Eisenhower, has died. We at KHCN-AM 4747 are deeply saddened by this news, especially since it could be argued that Ike was the father of NASA. Less than a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, and as the country panicked, Ike signed a bill creating the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, a civilian agency "devoted to peaceful purposes."

Duration:00:28:11

Welcome to Space City

3/21/2019
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It's March 23, 1969 and with the incredible success of Apollo 9 secured and Apollo 10 being prepped for a May lift-off, Alex and Andy dig into the story behind how the Manned Spacecraft Center came to be located in a south Texas pasture and why Houston became NASA's home for human spaceflight.

Duration:00:23:36

Victory Cake

3/14/2019
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It’s March 16, 1969 and the country is one step closer to beating America's communist enemies, Russia, to the moon. The Apollo 9 mission, flown to ensure the lunar module works properly, splashed down this past week and was a rip-roaring success. The lunar module was built to take humans to the surface of the moon. Will NASA attempt a lunar landing with Apollo 10? Stay tuned …

Duration:00:26:18

Dangerous Duet

3/7/2019
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It’s March 9, 1969: After a three-day delay, NASA astronauts Rusty Schweickart, Jim McDivitt and David Scott launched out of Earth’s atmosphere on Apollo 9. Their mission? Test the lunar module, which will eventually bring astronauts to the surface of the moon. With the mission going smoothly so far – despite a few vomit incidents – NASA must decide when to land on the moon. Will they bump the flight up to May from the original July date? Stay tuned.

Duration:00:27:09

Ready, Set … Hold

2/28/2019
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It’s March 2, 1969: the Vietnam War is rages on, campus unrest is at an all-time high and America’s new agency, NASA, is racing to put a man on the moon before the year runs out. But, they’ve had a hiccup. The launch of Apollo 9, the first test of the lunar module, has been delayed after the astronauts came down with a common cold. Will this delay U.S. footprints on the moon? Stay tuned.

Duration:00:26:18

Trailer: Countdown Commences

2/19/2019
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*Cigarettes and Rocket Fuel* is a podcast from the past, a show-within-a-show and *that* show is an as-it-happens radio talk show on (fictional) radio station KHCN-AM 4747 — Houston, Texas — covering the 1969 Apollo missions and the final sprint in the race against the Soviets to set foot on the moon. KHCN's *Space City Sunday with Alex and Andy* delivers a digest of the week's top news from the war in Vietnam, politics for Washington, D.C., items of local interest and valuable ads for our...

Duration:00:03:07