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Nostalgic bliss of rocket history

By Curious Mayhem - Feb 18 2020
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Meticulous and detailed podcasts of the classical, space race era of space flight. Mostly US flights, and mostly manned -- as they are by far the best documented -- but getting more into Soviet space race as well. A labor of love and, I hope, a view to the future.

Space history at its best

By MichaelCfromTN - Jun 13 2019
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If you love the history of mankind’s efforts to explore space you will love this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

479 Ratings
Average Ratings
458
13
4
3
1

Nostalgic bliss of rocket history

By Curious Mayhem - Feb 18 2020
Read more
Meticulous and detailed podcasts of the classical, space race era of space flight. Mostly US flights, and mostly manned -- as they are by far the best documented -- but getting more into Soviet space race as well. A labor of love and, I hope, a view to the future.

Space history at its best

By MichaelCfromTN - Jun 13 2019
Read more
If you love the history of mankind’s efforts to explore space you will love this podcast.
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Space Rocket History Podcast

Latest release on Feb 12, 2020

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Rank #1: Space Rocket History #174 – Early History of the Soviet N1 – Part 1

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The L-3 manned spacecraft was designed to make a direct lunar landing using the earth orbit rendezvous method. It was a 200 metric ton spacecraft requiring three N1 launches and a single Soyuz 11A5ll launch to assemble in low earth … Continue reading →

Aug 24 2016

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Rank #2: Space Rocket History #176 – The First Test Flight of the Soviet N1

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Finally, on the morning of February 21, all the population of the N1 assembly area and a residential area, situated just south of the launch pad, was ordered to evacuate. The giant service structure then rolled away leaving the dark-gray … Continue reading →

Sep 07 2016

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Rank #3: Space Rocket History #172 – Soyuz 4 & 5 – World’s First Space Station? – Part 1

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The objectives of the Soyuz 4 & 5 mission were to dock two manned Soyuz 7K-0Ks, transfer two Cosmonauts from Soyuz 5 to Soyuz 4 by means of a space walk, and then safely return both crews to earth.

Aug 10 2016

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Rank #4: Space Rocket History #325 – Soyuz 10 – Docking with Salyut 1

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“They can’t approach at that rate,” fretted Mishin. “Why aren’t you doing anything? Tell the crew what to do!” “We don’t need to do anything; deceleration will begin now,” Rauschenbach reassured Mishin.

Nov 28 2019

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Rank #5: Space Rocket History #201 – Apollo 11 – Mission Planning

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NASA officials used only 12 words to list the primary objectives of Apollo 11: 1-Perform a manned lunar landing and return. 2-Perform selenological inspection and sampling.

Mar 15 2017

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Rank #6: Space Rocket History #326 – Soyuz 10 – Undocking and Re-entry

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… There was no provision for the possibility of undocking if the entire docking cycle had not been executed …

Dec 05 2019

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Rank #7: Space Rocket History #324 – Soyuz 10 with Shatalov, Yeliseyev and Rukavishnikov

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The objective of the Soyuz 10 mission was to deliver and return to earth the first crew of Salyut 1.  The Soyuz was to hard dock with Salyut 1 and then the crew was to transfer internally to the station. … Continue reading →

Nov 21 2019

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Rank #8: Space Rocket History #258 – Apollo 13 – Introduction – Part 1

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Targeted for touchdown on the third lunar landing was a place known as the Fra Mauro range, a stretch of rugged, Appalachian-type mounds 110 miles east of the Apollo 12 landing site.

Jun 13 2018

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Rank #9: Space Rocket History #327 – Soyuz 11 – The Prime Crew

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On May 4th, 1971 the prime crew of Soyuz 11 was confirmed to be Leonov, Commander; Kubusov, Flight Engineer; and Kolodin, Research Engineer. Their assignment was to spend between 30 and 45 days on board Salyut 1.

Dec 12 2019

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Rank #10: Space Rocket History #235 – Apollo 12 – Introduction

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At NASA Headquarters, George Mueller and other planners created a far-reaching plan that Administrator Paine made even more ambitious in adapting it for Nixon’s Space Task Group. The task group’s timetable called for a twelve-man space station and a reusable … Continue reading →

Dec 06 2017

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Rank #11: Space Rocket History #190 – Apollo 10 – The Launch

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On May 18th 1969, a king, some congressmen, other distinguished guests, and a hundred thousand other watchers waited at scattered vantage points around the Cape area. At 49 minutes past noon, Rocco Petrone’s launch team sent Apollo 10 on its way to the … Continue reading →

Dec 21 2016

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Rank #12: An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #1 – Ancient Rocketry: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects planets, meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman … Continue reading →

Sep 21 2016

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Rank #13: Space Rocket History #323 – Salyut 1

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In record time, the OKB-1 rebels led by Yuri Semenov developed the space station designated DOS-7K. The station used the body of a vehicle from the Almaz project, but outfitted it with modified systems from the Soyuz spacecraft.

Nov 13 2019

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Rank #14: Space Rocket History #297 – Apollo 14 – Introduction

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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.

Apr 17 2019

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Rank #15: Space Rocket History #266 – Apollo 13 – “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” – Part 1

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Swigert: I believe we’ve had a problem here! CapComm: This is Houston. Say again, please. Lovell: Houston, we’ve had a problem.

Aug 16 2018

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Rank #16: Space Rocket History #191 – Apollo 10 – The Climb to Orbit

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At first stage cutoff the astronauts expected to encounter a single pulse of negative G and the crew would be thrown forward in their straps before the Second stage ignited and recommenced the acceleration. However, they actually encountered a form … Continue reading →

Jan 04 2017

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Rank #17: Space Rocket History #263 – Apollo 13 – The Launch

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During the Apollo era, North American-Downey built the Apollo Command & Service Module. After each completed spacecraft, Nasa conducted formal reviews of the build paper work before each vehicle was accepted for flight.

Jul 25 2018

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Rank #18: Space Rocket History #240 – Apollo 12 – Saturn V Instrument Unit

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The Saturn V’s control system was housed inside and also referred to as the Instrument Unit (IU). Marshall Space Flight Centers Astrionics Laboratory categorized the IU as the “brain” and “nerve center” of Saturn V.

Jan 24 2018

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Rank #19: Space Rocket History #309 – Apollo 14 – The Long Coast

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Mitchell kept his plan a secret from NASA, knowing that the agency would be completely unreceptive to the idea. He said nothing about it to his crewmates. The test subjects had also agreed to keep quiet.

Jul 24 2019

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Rank #20: Space Rocket History #313 – Apollo 14 – Moonwalk 1 – Part 1 – Color TV From the Moon

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“Al is on the surface. And it’s been a long way, but we’re here.” Alan Shepard

Aug 21 2019

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