Space Rocket History Podcast

The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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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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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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   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
 
 

Space Rocket History #340 – Apollo 15 – Climb to Orbit


For Scott all feelings were forgotten. All senses except sight were subordinated. All Scott’s concentration was focused on hearing information from Irwin, Worden and Mission Control about the status of the spacecraft and the Saturn V.


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 2020-06-03  54m
 
 

Space Rocket History #339 – Apollo 15 – The Launch


The last face they saw was Guenter’s, smiling and waving an enormous crescent wrench. Then the heavy hatch closed with a deep thunk.


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 2020-05-20  48m