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Moonstruck

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Moonstruck is a podcast about humans in space. Hear from astronauts, engineers, politicians, and space decision-makers as they tell their stories from the history of human spaceflight, sharing how their time at the edge of human understanding taught them about themselves and the rest of us on the ground.

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Moonstruck is a podcast about humans in space. Hear from astronauts, engineers, politicians, and space decision-makers as they tell their stories from the history of human spaceflight, sharing how their time at the edge of human understanding taught them about themselves and the rest of us on the ground.

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Save earth!!!!!!!!!

By buns28 - Jan 09 2020
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PLEASE TAKE ROLL IN SAVING THE EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😭😭😫😵😵😵😵😵

Episodes

By crazylionsruletheworld14728 - Oct 05 2019
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Will there be more episodes? I love them but have listened to them all. 😁

iTunes Ratings

212 Ratings
Average Ratings
106
24
30
23
29

Save earth!!!!!!!!!

By buns28 - Jan 09 2020
Read more
PLEASE TAKE ROLL IN SAVING THE EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😭😭😫😵😵😵😵😵

Episodes

By crazylionsruletheworld14728 - Oct 05 2019
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Will there be more episodes? I love them but have listened to them all. 😁
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Moonstruck

Latest release on Oct 10, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Space is Dangerous

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Throughout history, humans have had a dangerous pattern of challenging the bounds of Earth's gravity, testing our limits, and expanding our world. In 1965, two nations raced to complete the first space walk; that is, sending an astronaut outside of the spacecraft's cabin, and into open space. 

Mar 21 2018

17mins

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Rank #2: The Hand-Me-Down Space Suit

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Unlike the major human spaceflight missions that came before it, the International Space Station didn't come with new space suits. Now almost 40 years old, the space suits on board have their own stories to tell. In 2013, one of them suffered a close call during a space walk, almost drowning an astronaut in the process. Now, as NASA looks forward to the next generation of human spaceflight, the iconic white space suit may become a relic of the past.

Oct 10 2018

15mins

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Rank #3: Disaster Strikes

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NASA's Space Shuttle has launched more astronauts to outer space than all other space vehicles combined. But instead of being remembered as a workhorse for human spaceflight, the most retold stories of the Space Shuttle are stained with tragedy: two disasters that killed 14 astronauts during flight. On February 1, 2003, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe was on the runway waiting for the Columbia Space Shuttle to return home. Instead of greeting the world's newest space pioneers and welcoming them back to Earth, he was tasked with informing their families and friends of their terrible fate.

Sep 19 2018

18mins

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Rank #4: The Privilege to Launch

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After the Soviet Union launched the first woman to space in 1963, the United States waited over twenty years to do the same. NASA didn't consider women for the earliest space missions, despite their proven ability to live and work in the space environment. Decades later, the NASA astronaut corps still faces diversity challenges. Poised to become the first African American to complete a full-duration mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Jeanette Epps was pulled from her launch in 2018, leaving another glass ceiling intact for African Americans in space.

May 23 2018

26mins

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Rank #5: Space Germs

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When the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on Earth's surface after humankind's first trip to the Moon, their journey wasn't over yet. Concerned about the possibility of lunar pathogens infecting the astronauts, NASA scientists quarantined the crew members for 21 days. Now, as humans prepare to return to the Moon decades later, we're faced with a different kind of planetary protection issue: preventing the spread of our own germs to other worlds.

Apr 25 2018

17mins

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