Space Rocket History Podcast

The history of rocketry and space exploration.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 37m. Bisher sind 273 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 6 hours 9 minutes


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Space Rocket History #362 – Apollo 16 – Moonwalk 1 – Part 2

Charlie and John were startled by their landing spot. Much of the landing area was covered with rocks or had a steep slope.  Fortunately, they had managed to land on the only level and smooth spot around.



Space Rocket History #361 – Apollo 16 – Post Landing & Moonwalk 1

“There you are, our mysterious and unknown Descartes Highlands Plains. Apollo 16 is gonna change your image.” John Young



Space Rocket History #360 – Apollo 16 – Lunar Landing

Due to the change in their flight plan caused by the six-hour delay, the crew had to reprogram a great deal of their onboard data, and this had to be done before they had LOS.  


 2021-03-16  48m

Space Rocket History #359 – Apollo 16 – Lunar Orbit & No Go for Landing – Big Reveal & Tang Ceremony

In the event of a secondary control system failure in the engine, the mission rules stated the entire landing phase of the mission would have to be terminated.  


 2021-03-03  53m

Space Rocket History #358 – Apollo 16 – Trans-Lunar Coast

“Unlike the roller-coaster ride of Earth orbit, we are entering a slow-motion domain where time and distance seem to have more meaning than speed.” Mike Collins 


 2021-02-17  50m

Space Rocket History #357 – Apollo 16 – TLI, Transposition & the LM Fuel Leak?

It looked like they had a leak from one of the propellant tanks on the Lunar Module.  If so, that meant abort! 


 2021-02-03  49m

Space Rocket History #356 – Apollo 16 – Climb to Orbit

Duke was startled. Why was it shaking so hard? What in the world was happening? There had to be something wrong with this rocket. He didn’t recall any briefing to expect this violent vibration as they sat on the launch … Continue reading ?


 2021-01-20  49m

Space Rocket History #355 – Apollo 16 – The Launch

T-90 seconds and all Charlie Duke could think about was let’s go! There was no fear, no reluctance, no second thoughts. He was consumed with the desire to hear the words Lift-off.  He felt this was his one and only … Continue reading ?


 2021-01-06  47m

Space Rocket History #354 – Apollo 16 – CMDR John W. Young

John Watts Young was an astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. He became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. He flew on four different classes … Continue reading ?


 2020-12-16  1h4m

Space Rocket History #353 – Apollo 16 – LMP Charlie Duke

“Roger, Twank…Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot!,” Capcom Charlie Duke, Apollo 11 landing.


 2020-12-02  53m