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045 - Mission Control

10/19/2017
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This week we'll talk about Mission Control, the room full of experts that helps keep each NASA human spaceflight mission running smoothly. Where did it come from? What is its role in the mission? And just what are all those guys actually doing anyway?

Duration: 00:23:39


040 - Apollo 12 (Part 2)

10/5/2017
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Pete Conrad and Alan Bean head to the surface. There are plenty of science experiments to set up, robots to vandalize, and selfies to.. not take.

Duration: 00:22:15


039 - Apollo 12 (Part 1)

9/21/2017
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Join us as we follow the crew of Apollo 12 into lunar orbit as they prepare to land in the Ocean of Storms. Get your signal conditioning equipment ready because it's going to be a shocking launch!

Duration: 00:18:45


Supplemental 4 - Apollo 11 Mission Audio

9/19/2017
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Listen to some of the actual audio from the Apollo 11 mission. Included is the air to ground audio and flight director loop from the powered descent and landing, as well as about 10 minutes surrounding Armstrong's first step on the surface.

Duration: 00:29:03


038 - Apollo 11 (Part 2)

9/7/2017
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Last time we successfully landed in the Sea of Tranquility with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. But what did they actually do there? And how did they decide who gets out first?

Duration: 00:22:13


037 - Apollo 11 (Part 1)

8/24/2017
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Columbia and Eagle make the final leg of the journey. It's time to head to the surface.

Duration: 00:25:10


036 - How to Land on the Moon

8/10/2017
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Don your helmet and gloves, clip into the restraint system, and load up Program 63. It's time to learn how to land on the moon in far more detail than you wanted!

Duration: 00:20:08


035 - Apollo 10

7/27/2017
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We is down among 'em on this second journey to the moon. Follow the crew as they fly within spitting distance of the lunar surface.

Duration: 00:23:28


034 - Apollo 9

7/13/2017
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A Gumdrop and a Spider fly into low earth orbit.. no, this isn't the start of a bad joke, it's the start of Apollo 9!

Duration: 00:21:08


033 - Apollo 8 (Part 2)

6/29/2017
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The stage has been set and the time has come. The crew of Apollo 8 are go for TLI. Let's go to the moon!

Duration: 00:21:01


032 - Apollo 8 (Part 1)

6/15/2017
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Apollo 8 was humanity's first time leaving its home planet, and it was just too big to fit into one episode. Join us this week as we learn about the mission's origins, who will be flying it, and how tricky it is to plan a launch window.

Duration: 00:21:51


031 - Apollo 7

6/1/2017
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Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walter Cunningham get NASA back on track and fly the first crewed mission of the Apollo Program.

Duration: 00:21:37


030 - Apollo 1

5/18/2017
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We take a somber look at Apollo 1, the first planned flight of the Apollo Program. We honor the crew and try to learn from their sacrifice.

Duration: 00:22:18


029 - Apollo LM

5/4/2017
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This week we learn about the ungainly beast, and engineering marvel, that is the Apollo Lunar Module.

Duration: 00:22:13


028 - Apollo CSM

4/20/2017
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We've talked about the muscle and brains of Apollo, but this week we talk about the heart of every mission: the Apollo Command and Service Modules.

Duration: 00:19:35


027 - Apollo Computers and Software

4/6/2017
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This week, we discuss the computers and software of the Apollo Program, with a special focus on the memory system of the Apollo Guidance Computer.

Duration: 00:18:01


026 - Boosters and Engines

3/23/2017
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This week, we take a look at the boosters and engines that lofted Apollo into orbit.

Duration: 00:22:51


025 - From the Ground Up

3/9/2017
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There's more to getting to the moon than big rockets and zippy spacecraft. This week, we talk about some of the facilities and infrastructure used by NASA in its quest to land humans on the moon.

Duration: 00:20:38


024 - A Successor to Mercury

2/23/2017
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Where did the Apollo Program come from? How were its broad strokes decided? And why are we going to the Moon in the first place?

Duration: 00:20:20


023 - Project Gemini Wrapup

2/9/2017
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We close the curtain on Project Gemini, revisiting the program and its goals. We also take a quick look back at Project Mercury and a look forward to the Apollo Program to put Gemini in the larger context.

Duration: 00:27:46

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