Space Rocket History Podcast

The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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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
 
 

Space Rocket History #338 – Apollo 15 – CDR Dave Scott Part 2 & The Postal Covers Incident


As Command Module Pilot for Apollo 9, Scott’s responsibilities were heavy. The Lunar Module was to separate from the Command and Service Module during the mission; if it failed to return, Scott would have to run the entire spacecraft for … Continue rea...


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 2020-05-06  51m
 
 

Space Rocket History #337 – Apollo 15 – LMP Jim Irwin & CDR Dave Scott


Dave Scott showed incredible presence of mind during the unexpected events of the Gemini 8 mission. Even in the middle of an emergency, out of contact with Mission Control, he had thought to reenable ground control of the Agena before … Continue reading ?


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 2020-04-22  48m
 
 

Space Rocket History #336 – Apollo 15 – Introduction, Crew Selection & CMP Al Worden


The twelve day Apollo 15 mission was scheduled to launch on July 26, 1971.  It would be the fourth United States human exploration of the Moon. As compared with earlier missions, Apollo 15 would double the time and extend by … Continue reading ?


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 2020-04-08  51m
 
 

Space Rocket History #335 – Impacts of Soyuz 11 on Future Soyuz, Salyut-1 & Apollo


It was decided that henceforth, cosmonauts would wear pressure suits for launch and the return to Earth. Also, a system was installed to automatically pump air into the descent module in the event of decompression.  Additionally,


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 2020-03-25  49m
 
 

Space Rocket History #334 – Soyuz 11 – Death in Space


The recovery team quickly opened the hatch and were shocked to find the men motionless, as if asleep or unconscious.


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 2020-03-11  47m
 
 

Space Rocket History #333 – Soyuz 11 – Downfall & N1 Update


Volkov transmitted to Flight Control: “The hatch is not hermetically sealed! … What can we do? … What can we do?”


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 2020-02-26  44m
 
 

Space Rocket History #332 – Soyuz 11/Salyut 1 – The Fire & SRH 7th Year Celebration


Just before the start of another communication session, Volkov noticed a smell of smoke from somewhere at the rear of the station. As soon as communication with the ground was established, he reported:  “Aboard the station is ‘the curtain’!”


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 2020-02-12  44m
 
 

Space Rocket History #331 – Soyuz 11/Salyut 1 – Life Aboard the First Space Station


Dobrovolsky wrote in his diary, “Some days were a nightmare. There was a general absence of everything: no interesting things, no happiness, the monotonous sound of the ventilators, strong smells, numerous experiments.


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 2020-01-29  41m