This Week in Space History- March 9th to the 15th

Episode 416 · March 13th, 2020 · 21 mins 13 secs

About this Episode

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

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Episode Links:

Yuri Gagarin-

Pioneer 5


X-38- NASA fact sheet


More on STS-29

Trajectory Sequence of Events on Page 14.
STS-29 Press Kit PDF

Watch this launch and remember that the Shuttle was traveling 107 mph just nine seconds into its flight. Just under a minute into flight Discovery was already traveling faster than the speed of sound. That's some serious acceleration.

STS-29 Launch

Space Shuttle Flight 28 National Space Society

This is the lecture I quoted from and discussed in today's episode. Give it a read and let me know your thoughts!
Life in the Universe- Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking- 1942-2018

NASA tweet remembering Stephen Hawking

Educators, Check out this link!
Take the Pi in the Sky Challenge- NASA

Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli

All About Mars- Timeline

Astronomy in the Old Testament- Giovanni Schiaparelli (Translated to English)

Space Bat

STS-119 Highlights PDF

STS-119 Mission Page

Astronaut Joseph M. Acaba- Twitter

"Forbidden Planet" Trailer- YouTube

"Forbidden Planet"- iTunes

"Forbidden Planet"- Amazon Streaming

"Forbidden Planet" AFI Catalog