Space Rocket History

The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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Space Rocket History #305 – Apollo 14 – Pre-launch


On November 9, 1970, the Apollo 14/Saturn V assembly, as tall as a 36-story building, rolled out of the Vehicle Assembly Building on the proportionally huge crawler transporter.


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Space Rocket History #304 – Apollo 14 – Commander Alan B. Shepard Jr. – Part 4


Even with all the problems, Shepard piloted the Lunar Module Antares to the most accurate landing of the entire Apollo program. Shepard became the fifth and, at the age of 47, the oldest man to walk on the Moon, and … Continue reading →


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Space Rocket History #303 – Apollo 14 – Commander Alan B. Shepard Jr. – Part 3


After the Mercury-Atlas 10 mission was canceled, Shepard was designated as the Commander of the first crewed Gemini mission, with Thomas P. Stafford chosen as his pilot.


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Space Rocket History #302 – Apollo 14 – Commander Alan B. Shepard Jr. – Part 2


On January 19, 1961, Robert R. Gilruth, the director of NASA’s Space Task Group, informed the seven astronauts that Shepard had been chosen for the first American crewed mission into space.


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Space Rocket History #301 – Apollo 14 – Commander Alan B. Shepard Jr. – Part 1


Although the Shepards were well off, the children were not coddled. Their father valued work and made sure each child performed their share of domestic chores.  Alan’s father was a stern and serious disciplinarian,


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Space Rocket History #300 – Apollo 14 – Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell – Tang Ceremony


In the Astronaut Office, it was his intellectual bent that set him apart from some of the other pilots, along with a certain hard edge. 


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 2019-05-15  44m
 
 

50th Anniversary Special – An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #214 – Apollo 11 – The Climb to Orbit


A Saturn V liftoff is spectacular, and the launch of Apollo 11 was no exception. But it didn’t give the audience any surprises. To the three Gemini-experienced pilots, who likened the sensation to the boost of a Titan II, it was a … Continue reading →


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 2019-05-08  50m
 
 

Space Rocket History #299 – Apollo 14 – Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa


As a Smoke Jumper, Roosa parachuted into at least four active fires in Oregon and California during the 1953 fire season.


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 2019-05-01  32m
 
 

Space Rocket History #298 – Apollo 14 – Crew Selection


There were some people who wondered why America’s first man in space Alan Shepard, at age forty-seven, having acquired fame, wealth, and status as an American hero, would risk his life to go to the moon.


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 2019-04-24  27m
 
 

Space Rocket History #297 – Apollo 14 – Introduction


The Apollo 14 crew were constantly aware that if their mission failed—if they had to turn back—it was probably the end of the Apollo program.


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 2019-04-17  32m