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Moonstruck

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History
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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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197 Ratings
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Excellent Behind the Scenes Story

By Tuffy 413 - Jul 18 2019
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As a physician I’m always interested in the medical stresses faced by astronauts. This is great look at the dangers of space flight while not getting too technical and boring for non-medical personnel. Presentation is superb.

Educational and Interesting

By 22222222233355 - Jun 07 2019
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You learn many things while also being entertained and your kept interested.

iTunes Ratings

197 Ratings
Average Ratings
98
21
29
23
26

Excellent Behind the Scenes Story

By Tuffy 413 - Jul 18 2019
Read more
As a physician I’m always interested in the medical stresses faced by astronauts. This is great look at the dangers of space flight while not getting too technical and boring for non-medical personnel. Presentation is superb.

Educational and Interesting

By 22222222233355 - Jun 07 2019
Read more
You learn many things while also being entertained and your kept interested.
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Moonstruck

Updated 12 days ago

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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.

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: Welcome to Moonstruck

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Coming March 21.

Mar 14 2018
2 mins
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Rank #2: 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
17 mins
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Rank #3: Bodies in Orbit

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Before there was Yuri, there was Laika. When the first human astronaut left Earth’s atmosphere in 1961, both the American and Soviet space programs had spent years testing the environment with animal passengers. Now, as we push deeper into space, the human body confronts new challenges. This time, in the era of long-term space travel, we're the test subjects.

Apr 04 2018
17 mins
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Rank #4: 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
17 mins
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Rank #5: 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
26 mins
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Rank #6: 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
18 mins
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Rank #7: 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
15 mins
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