Space Rocket History Podcast

The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 261 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Space Rocket History #350 – Apollo 15 – Lunar Liftoff, Rendezvous and Docking – Tang Ceremony


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.


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


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.


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   47m
 
 

Space Rocket History #348 – Apollo 15 – Traverse 3


“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


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 2020-09-23  45m
 
 

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


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.


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 2020-09-09  48m
 
 

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


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.


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 2020-08-26  48m
 
 

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


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.


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 2020-08-12  55m
 
 

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


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


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 2020-07-29  46m
 
 

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


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 ?


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 2020-07-15  46m
 
 

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


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


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 2020-07-01  52m
 
 

Space Rocket History #341 – Apollo 15 – Serious Problems


The SPS engine was used for all the future burns.   It was the astronauts ticket home.  Any doubt as to whether it could fire raised the question as to whether the mission could continue.


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 2020-06-17  50m