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The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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Space Rocket History #224 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 2 – One Priceless Moment

9/20/2017
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Support Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims through the Red Cross. “For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. And one … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:36:19


An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #26 – Why the Moon?

9/13/2017
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“We have been plunged into a race for the conquest of outer space. As a reason for this undertaking some look to the new and exciting scientific discoveries which are certain to be made. Others feel the challenge to transport … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:38:21


Space Rocket History #223 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 1

9/6/2017
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Support Hurricane Harvey victims through the Red Cross. Silently and carefully, Armstrong raised his left boot over the lip of the footpad and lowered it to the dust. Immediately he tested his weight, bouncing in the gentle gravity, and when … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:43:50


Space Rocket History #222 – Apollo 11 – Post Landing & EVA Prep

8/30/2017
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Support Hurricane Harvey victims through the Red Cross. Inside the Eagle Buzz and Neil knew every second was crucial. The T1 time was only 2 minutes so They hastily ran down through their checklists, preparing as though they were going … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:39:56


Space Rocket History #221 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 3

8/23/2017
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“Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

Duration: 00:45:31


Space Rocket History #220 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 2

8/16/2017
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Suddenly, Buzz and Neil heard the high-pitched sound of the Master Alarm. On the computer display the “PROG” light glowed amber. “Program alarm,” Armstrong radioed. Quickly, Aldrin queried the computer for the alarm code, and “1202” flashed on the display.

Duration: 00:35:05


Space Rocket History #219 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 1

8/9/2017
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The machine-like performance of flight crew and ground controllers continued. Each participant was in perfect harmony with the other, moving to a cadence dictated by the laws of physics and the clock.

Duration: 00:42:10


Space Rocket History #218 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Orbit

8/2/2017
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As they passed behind the moon, they had just over 8 minutes to go before the burn. They were super-careful now, they checked and rechecked each step several times. It had to be perfect. Just one digit in the computer … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:39:12


Space Rocket History #217 – Apollo 11 – Cislunar

7/26/2017
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What do we call this strange region between earth and moon? Cislunar space is the most common term, Is it day or night? Humans generally define night as that time when our planet is between our eyes and the sun, … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:39:18


Space Rocket History #216 – Apollo 11 – Transposition, Docking & Extraction

7/19/2017
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Collins’ first task was to separate the command and service modules from the Saturn and proceed away from it a safe distance; then turn around and face it.

Duration: 00:39:45


Space Rocket History #215 – Apollo 11 – Trans Lunar Injection

7/12/2017
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As Apollo 11 passed over Western Australia, at T+2 hours 26 minutes Houston relayed to Collins, Armstrong, and Aldrin – through Carnarvon – formal permission to go to the moon. “Apollo 11, this is Houston. You are go for TLI.” … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:39:02


An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #103 – Saturn Development 1957 – 1960

7/5/2017
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Many historians agree, the U.S. took its first step toward the moon in the spring of 1957, four years before President Kennedy declared the national goal of landing a man on the Moon, and returning him safely to the Earth. … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:31:13


Space Rocket History #214 – Apollo 11 – The Climb to Orbit

6/28/2017
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A Saturn V liftoff is spectacular, and the launch of Apollo 11 was no exception. But it didn’t give the audience any surprises. To the three Gemini-experienced pilots, who likened the sensation to the boost of a Titan II, it was a … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:50:58


Space Rocket History #213 – Apollo 11 – The Launch

6/21/2017
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On July 16th 1969, nearly a million people crowded the Florida highways, byways, and beaches to watch man’s departure from the earth to walk on the moon. Twenty thousand guests looked on from special vantage points.

Duration: 00:45:28


Space Rocket History #212 – Apollo 11 – Prelaunch

6/14/2017
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In addition to the ordinary taxpayers who gathered on the beaches and roads of eastern Florida, 20,000 VIPs were invited by NASA to watch the lift off from viewing stands near the Vehicle Assembly Building.

Duration: 00:43:26


Space Rocket History #211 – Apollo 11 – Mission Training – Part 3 & Contamination

6/7/2017
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In addition to the fixed-base lunar module simulators in Houston and at the Cape, astronauts also practiced at Langley Research Center on the suspended lunar landing trainer which was equipped with realistic surface views and lighting.

Duration: 00:36:33


Space Rocket History #210 – Apollo 11 – Mission Training – Part 2

5/31/2017
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Steve Bales (Guido) made a new entry to the trajectory and guidance section of the rules book which excluded lunar module computer program alarms 1201 and 1202 from the abort list.

Duration: 00:38:56


Space Rocket History #209 – Apollo 11 – Mission Training – Part 1

5/24/2017
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Crew training for Apollo 11 was already complicated by the need to master the controls of two different and very complex spacecrafts, as well as the space suit, but now the mission took on new dimensions, principally in learning how … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:39:40


Space Rocket History #208 – Apollo 11 – Commander Neil Armstrong – Part 3

5/17/2017
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After his death, Armstrong was described, in a statement released by the White House, as “among the greatest of American heroes—not just of his time, but of all time.”

Duration: 00:49:06


Space Rocket History #207 – Apollo 11 – Commander Neil Armstrong – Part 2

5/10/2017
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Armstrong became more and more excited about the prospects of both the Apollo program and of investigating a new aeronautical environment.

Duration: 00:45:12

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