Space Rocket History

The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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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.



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.



Space Rocket History #296 – Space 1970 – Dongfanghong 1 & Zond 8

With the successful launch of Dongfanghong I, China became the fifth country after the Soviet Union, United States, France, and Japan to independently launch a satellite.



50th Anniversary Special – An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #213 – Apollo 11 – The Launch

On July 16th 1969, nearly a million people crowded the Florida highways, byways, and beaches to watch man’s departure from the earth to walk on the moon. Twenty thousand guests looked on from special vantage points.



Space Rocket History #295 – Space 1970 – Osumi (Japan) & Uhuru (US)

Osumi was the name of the first Japanese satellite placed into orbit. It was named after the Osumi Province in the southern islands of Japan.



Space Rocket History #294 – Space 1970 – Soyuz 9 – Part 2

At midnight June 1, 1970 Soyuz 9 lifted off from Area 31 at Baikonur and successfully entered low earth orbit with an apogee of 227 km and a perigee of 176 km.


 2019-03-20  30m

Space Rocket History #293 – Space 1970 – Soyuz 9 – Part 1

The original Soyuz 9 mission was planned to fly two Soyuz spacecraft in the August to September 1970 time frame for a rendezvous and docking; however, at the end of December 1969 the communist party bosses ordered that the mission … Continue reading →


 2019-03-13  29m

Space Rocket History #292 – Space 1970 – Venera 7

The VENERA 7 lander was the hardiest of the Soviet Venus probes yet built. Its creators wanted the vessel to land on the planet’s surface in working order.


 2019-03-06  29m

Space Rocket History #291 – Space 1970 – Luna 16 & 17

Luna 16 was the first robotic probe to land on the Moon and return a sample of lunar soil to Earth after five unsuccessful similar attempts.


 2019-02-28  28m

Space Rocket History #290 – Apollo 13 – Welcome Home

“Three brave astronauts are alive and on Earth because of the mission operations teams’ dedication, and because at the critical moments the people of that team were wise enough and self-possessed enough to make the right decisions.


 2019-02-21  39m