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The history of rocketry and space exploration.

The history of rocketry and space exploration.
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The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #188 – Apollo 10 – Command Module Pilot John Young

1/17/2018
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John Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut thus far. Over the course of 42 years of active NASA service he made six space flights and is the only person to have piloted, and been commander of four different … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:35:54


Space Rocket History #239 – Apollo 12 – Commander Charles Conrad – Part 2

1/10/2018
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Pete Conrad joined NASA as part of the second group of astronauts, known as the New Nine, on September 17, 1962. He was regarded as one of the best pilots in the group, and was among the first of his group … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:38:04


Space Rocket History #238 – Apollo 12 – Commander Charles Conrad – Part 1

1/3/2018
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The third man to walk on the moon, Charles Conrad Jr. was born on June 2, 1930, in Philadelphia, to Charles and Frances Conrad. He was their third child and their first son.

Duration: 00:40:26


Space Rocket History #237 – Apollo 12 – Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean – The Artist

12/20/2017
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After completing a four-year tour of duty, he attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. He trained under the direction of Pete Conrad, who would later become Commander of the Apollo 12 moon flight, and … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:41:45


Space Rocket History #236 – Apollo 12 – Command Module Pilot Richard “Dick” Gordon

12/13/2017
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After graduating from the University of Washington, Gordon joined the US Navy, and after his first exposure to planes decided to become a pilot. Gordon said “Once I found what the airplane could do for me, or I could do … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:28:42


Space Rocket History #235 – Apollo 12 – Introduction

12/6/2017
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At NASA Headquarters, George Mueller and other planners created a far-reaching plan that Administrator Paine made even more ambitious in adapting it for Nixon’s Space Task Group. The task group’s timetable called for a twelve-man space station and a reusable … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:44:37


Space Rocket History #234 – Soyuz 6, 7, and 8 – Part 2 -The Vulcan Device

11/29/2017
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The Vulcan device consisted of two major units. The first unit included various welding devices and a turn-table with samples of metals to be welded. The second unit consisted of an electric power pack, a protective shield which covered the … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:34:30


Space Rocket History #233 – Soyuz 6, 7, and 8 with Shonin, Kubasov, Filipchenko, Volkov, Gorbatko, Shatalov, Yeliseyev – Part 1

11/22/2017
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Finally, on April 25, 1969 during a meeting of the Soyuz State Commission, it was decided that the solo and docking flights outlined for 1969 by design bureau OKB-1 would be combined into a joint flight of three spacecraft. The … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:38:30


Space Rocket History #232 – Apollo 11 – Final Duties & World Reaction Part 2

11/15/2017
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The round-the-world tour began on September 29th and lasted until November 5th covering 28 cities in 25 countries in 38 days. The astronauts’ wives were allowed to go along on the trip, as well as a large staff.

Duration: 00:38:44


Space Rocket History #231 – Apollo 11 – Final Duties & World Reaction Part 1

11/8/2017
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On August 10th, 1969 quarantine officially ended for the Apollo 11 crew, but that did not end the duties required for a flight of such magnitude. On August 12th, the Astronauts conducted a post flight press conference. They were greeted … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:38:04


Space Rocket History #230 – Apollo 11 – Recovery, Nixon, & Quarantine

11/1/2017
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The helicopter door slid open and Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins stepped out of the helicopter onto the lower deck of the carrier Hornet to the accompaniment of a brass band. They appeared to many, like men from another world. They … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:38:18


Space Rocket History #229 – Apollo 11 – Re-entry & Splashdown

10/25/2017
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At launch, Apollo 11 weighed 6,000,000 pounds, now all that was left of Columbia weighed in at a mere 11,000 pounds.

Duration: 00:41:49


Space Rocket History #228 – Apollo 11 – The Return

10/18/2017
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The next critical event in the Apollo 11 mission was the Trans-Earth Injection burn. The burn involved firing the big service propulsion engine for two and a half minutes on the back side of the moon.

Duration: 00:45:26


Space Rocket History #227 – Apollo 11 – Rendezvous, Docking and Jettisoning

10/11/2017
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The ascent of the Eagle was strikingly swift compared with the liftoff of the huge Saturn V rocket from Cape Canaveral. Of course for the Moon launch, there was no atmosphere resisting Eagle, and there was only one-sixth gravity to … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:35:26


Space Rocket History #226 – Apollo 11 – Moon Launch

10/4/2017
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Until now they had been focused on reaching the moon, landing, taking a walk on its surface, setting up experiments, exploring, and gathering evidence. With those tasks completed and their lunar bounty was board, the top priority was to fly … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:36:18


Space Rocket History #225 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 3

9/27/2017
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Without a word to Houston, while Buzz made his way back to Eagle, Armstrong took off running. Long strides carried Armstrong into the sun’s glare to the edge of a crater that looked to be 80 feet across and 15 … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:38:05


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

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