The Space Shot

A concentrated dose of space awesomeness, delivered right to your podcast feed.

About the show

Welcome to Season 3 of The Space Shot!

Subscribe, check out the back catalog (Season 1 has 365 episodes) and get bite-sized pieces of space history, pop culture, science, and more. Whether you're into history, science, pop-culture, or current events, there's something for you here at The Space Shot.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 419: This Week in Space History March 30th to April 5th

    Episode  |  April 2nd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  21 mins 6 secs
    2001 a space odyssey, apollo 6, first contact day, nasa history, space shuttle history, spacex, spacex history, sts 3, sts 6, sts 83, sts-3, sts-6, sts-83, tiros 1, vss unity, weather satellites, white sands space harbor, worm, worm logo

    Space Shuttles, Weather Satellites, Apollo 6, First Contact Day, and more!

  • Episode 418: This Week in Space History- March 23rd to the 29th

    Episode  |  March 26th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  21 mins 46 secs
    astronauts, explorer 10, explorer 3, falcon 1 rocket, gemini 3, jim lovell, mariner 7, mir space station, nasa history, saturn ib rocket, space tortillas, spacex, star trek

    From corned beef to Space Shuttles, lots of history this week. Since I recorded this episode, Colorado is now under a shelter in place order. We are doing our best here in Loveland. Stay same everyone!

  • Episode 417: This Week in Space History- March 16th to the 22nd

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  21 mins 37 secs
    alexei leonov, falcon 1, gemini 8, gordon fullerton, jack lousma, mir, shannon lucid, shuttle mir, spacex, starlink, sts-3, sts-76, vanguard 1, voskhod 2

    A lot has changed in the past week. Let's catch up on what's been going on and then we'll get to some space history. From Gemini 8 to the first Orange Shuttle External Tank.

  • Episode 416: This Week in Space History- March 9th to the 15th

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  21 mins 13 secs
    forbidden planet, iss, lifting body, nasa history, pi day, pioneer 5, space history, space shuttle, stephen hawking, sts 119, sts 123, sts 29, sts-119, sts-123, sts-29, x-38, yuri gagarin

    More space history! I cover everything from Yuri Gagarin to Forbidden Planet this week, check it out.

  • Episode 415: The Decade In Review

    Episode  |  March 10th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  20 mins 22 secs
    astronauts, blue origin, cassini, chang'e 4, commercial spaceflight, dragon, dragon capsule, esa, falcon 9, falcon heavy, huygens, kepler, kepler space telescope, last space shuttle mission, mars exploration rovers, mars orbiter mission, mer rovers, nasa astronauts, new horizons, opportunity, pluto, rosetta, spacex, spirit, sts-135

    The decade in review episode is (finally) done and out now!

  • Episode 414: This Week in Space History- March 2nd to the 8th

    Episode  |  March 5th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  13 mins 46 secs
    apollo 50th, apollo 50th anniversary, apollo 9, ceres, command module, dawn spacecraft, lunar module, pioneer 10, pioneer 4, protein crystal growth, protein crystals, sts 62, sts-102, sts-62, sts-67, voyager 1, water

    WOOOO! More space history incoming. My decade in review drops in episode 415, finally lol.

  • Episode 413: Andy Saunders: Restoring Apollo

    Episode  |  March 4th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 57 secs
    andy saunders, apollo, apollo 13, apollo 50, apollo 50th, image restoration, interview, neil armstrong, podcast interview

    Check out my fascinating conversation with Andy Saunders. Andy is the genius behind the restored image that shows Neil Armstrong's face (the only one that does so) on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

  • Episode 412: This Week in Space History- February 24th to March 1st

    Episode  |  February 27th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  11 mins 49 secs
    as-201, crs-2, discoverer 1, global precipitation measurement, scott kelly, sts-109, sts-133, sts-36, venera 13, venera 3

    More space history this week, the 2010's in review episode is incoming soon. It's been busy, so let's get to it.

  • Episode 411: This Week in Space History- February 10th to the 23rd

    Episode  |  February 21st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  24 mins 34 secs
    arianespace, chelyabinsk, chelyabinsk meteor, dscovr, dscovr mission, eros, halca mission, halca telescope, near shoemaker spacecraft, solarmax mission, spacex, sts-82, sts-82 hubble, sts-99, vanguard 2, vega rocket, venera 1, venus, voyager 1, voyager spacecraft

    Two weeks in one episode, enjoy!

  • Episode 410: This Week in Space History- February 3rd to the 9th

    Episode  |  February 8th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  12 mins 7 secs
    apollo 14, bruce mccandless, cupola, falcon heavy, mariner 10, mmu, space shuttle history, sts 98, untethered eva

    More space history this week! Apologies for the audio this episode. My pop filter arm broke and a new one is on order. Will be fixed in the next episode :)

    My top ten space movies episode is still coming, I've decided to watch some of these movies again so I can properly rank them. I also have a decade in review episode coming soon, it's going to be a retrospective of the big events of the 2010's and a look forward to what I'm excited for in the 2020's.

  • Episode 409: Triumph and Tragedy- This Week in Space History- January 27th to February 2nd

    Episode  |  January 28th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  11 mins 29 secs
    apollo 1, apollo 14, challenger, columbia, explorer 1

    This is a sad week in space history. We remember the astronauts we have lost in the pursuit of exploring space and unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

  • Episode 408: This Week in Space History- January 20th to the 26th

    Episode  |  January 20th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  18 mins 11 secs
    crew dragon, electron rocket, i never want to hold again, miss sam, rocket lab, space shuttle, spacex, sts-42, sts-89, sts42, sts89

    Lots of 1960's space history this week, plus some SpaceX news. Let's dive in!

  • Episode 407: This Week in Space History- January 6th to the 19th

    Episode  |  January 18th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  23 mins 43 secs
    cassini huygens, gemini 2, huygens lander, japanese space flyer unit, jason 3, ldef, lunar prospector, new horizons, pluto, space seed, space shuttle columbia, ss botany bay, sts 72, sts107, tdrs, titan

    This week we've got a ton of Space Shuttle history, missions to Pluto, comets, Titan, and more. We even talk about black holes. Don't miss this episode!

    Let me know if you have any questions, email me at john@thespaceshot.com. You can also call 720-772-7988 if you'd like to ask a question for the show. Send questions, ideas, or comments, and I will be sure to respond to you! Thanks for reaching out!

  • Episode 406: The Week in Space History- December 30th to January 5th

    Episode  |  January 1st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  19 mins 55 secs
    dr fletcher, fletcher, kepler, luna 1, mars polar lander, nixon, spirit, spirit rover, ultima thule

    Happy New Year! This week we head out past Pluto, then return home for some Space Shuttle policy history.

  • Episode 405: The Week in Space History- December 16th to the 29th

    Episode  |  December 31st, 2019  |  Season 3  |  19 mins 4 secs
    apollo 8, blackbird, earthrise, hl10, lifting body, nasa history, sr71

    One more thing for 2019... The Week in Space History- December 16th to the 29th.

  • Episode 404: The Week in Space History- December 9th to the 15th

    Episode  |  December 12th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  17 mins 8 secs
    apollo, apollo 17, apollo 50, gemini 7, nasa history, richard easton, spacex, sts-116, sts-88

    This week we cover everything from Flopnik, to the ISS, Apollo 17, and more. I also have a special appearance from Richard Easton, where he shares his family connection to Vanguard TV3. Enjoy!