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 390: SpaceWorks is GO for MOCR Restoration!

    Episode  |  May 27th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 55 secs
    apollo, apollo 50th, cosmosphere, flight controller, johnson space center, jsc, mission control, mocr, nasa history, nasa podcast, space history, space podcast, spaceworks

    Check out this encore presentation of Episode 16 of the Cosmosphere Podcast. I have lost my voice and can't really speak right now, so the first episode of season 3 is delayed until I get my voice back.

    This month we are catching up with Jack at the Cosmosphere's SpaceWorks division. We talked about the completion of the MOCR Console restoration project. You'll also hear from Carla about what's up at the Cosmosphere this summer. It's a packed episode, so listen in today.

  • Episode 389: Zero 2 Infinity!

    Episode  |  May 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  25 mins 44 secs
    balloon, bloon, bloostar, elevate, new space, new space race, orbit, orbits, rocket, rocket launch, rockets, rockoon, satellite, satellites, space exploration, space startup, startup, startups, zero 2 inifinity, zero to infinity

    I finally had a chance to talk with José Mariano López Urdiales, the Founder and CEO of Zero 2 Infinity, a space startup that's looking to reinvent how "Small companies, schools, universities and lovers of Earth" can reach Earth orbit.

    Be sure to check out the show notes below for links to Zero 2 Infinity's website and some really cool videos. I'm looking forward to having José on the podcast again after the first successful launch of Bloostar!

  • Episode 388: Orbital Debris- Astroscale COO Chris Blackerby & Ensuring Orbital Sustainability

    Episode  |  April 10th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 43 secs
    astroscale, astroscale space debris, chris blackerby, colorado aerospace, japan, nasa, orbit, orbital debris, orbits, satellite, satellites, space policy, sustainability
  • Episode 387: Rod Pyle- Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age

    Episode  |  March 17th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 21 secs
    author interview, blue origin, book, book interview, commercial space, commercial spaceflight, history, nasa, new space, nss, rod pyle, space 2.0, space history, spaceflight, spacex, ula, virgin galactic

    This week we chat with author, historian, and all around great guy, Rod Pyle about his latest book, "Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age."

    I really enjoyed this conversation and I'm looking forward to having him on again in the future!

  • Episode 386: Commercial Space Roundup

    Episode  |  March 10th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  12 mins 53 secs
    apollo, blue origin, commercial crew, commercial space, crew dragon, crewed spaceflight, dragon, falcon 9, human spaceflight, jeff bezos, nasa, nasa news, space history, space news, spaceflight, spacex, spacex crew, spacex dragon, stratolaunch, virgin galactic

    This episode is coming out a bit later than I had hoped. I've been stretched a bit thin between work and home, so apologies for this being out a week later than planned.

  • Episode 385: OSIRIS-REx and Bennu, my conversation with Dan Scheeres

    Episode  |  February 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 42 secs
    asteroid, asteroids, bennu, boulder, colorado, cu boulder, exploration, gravity, jpl, nasa, osiris rex, osiris-rex, planetary science, radio science, resources, robot, robotic exploration, robotics, science, space exploration, space resources, stem, university of arizona

    This week we head to the asteroid Bennu with Dan Scheeres, one of the Co-Investigators on NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission.

  • Episode 384: Laura Forczyk and the "Rise of the Space Age Millennials"

    Episode  |  January 27th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 27 secs
    astralytical, interview, kickstarter, laura forczyk, millennial, millennials, nasa, new space, space, space consulting, space exploration, spaceport, spaceport camden

    Check out my conversation with Laura Forczyk, a space consultant, scientist, author, and lover of all things space.

  • Episode 383: Lost Luggage- The Cosmosphere Podcast Episode 15

    Episode  |  January 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 59 secs
    apollo 8, cosmosphere, earth rise, earthrising, education, science, space, stem, stem education, the cosmosphere

    This month we catch up with Jim Remar and Mimi Meredith from the Cosmosphere to chat about EarthRising. They shared some funny stories about planning and running the EarthRising event, so be sure to listen in so you can find out what's behind this month's episode title.

  • Episode 382: Lois Huneycutt- The Space Hipsters Book Prize!

    Episode  |  January 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  18 mins 28 secs
    books, elon musk, endurance, history books, reading, scott kelly, space, space books, space hipsters, space history, space history books, spaceflight, spacex, starship, starship hopper

    Welcome to 2019! For today's episode, I spoke with Lois Huneycutt about the Space Hipsters Book Prize. Download and subscribe today!

  • Episode 381: 2018- Year In Review

    Episode  |  December 31st, 2018  |  Season 2  |  16 mins 16 secs
    bennu, delta ii, earthrise, earthrising, falcon 9, falcon heavy, mars, new horizons, opportunity, opportunity rover, osiris-rex, pluto, rockets, space history, space news, spacex, starship, ula, ultima thule, voyager, year in review

    2018 has been one heck of a year! Let's dive into a quick review of 2018. Here's to 2019 and more podcast episodes. Thank you to everyone that listens, I hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year!

  • Episode 380: EarthRising- Part 2

    Episode  |  December 26th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  56 mins 48 secs
    apollo, apollo 8, apollo program, cosmosphere, earth, earth rise, earthrise, earthrising, moon, nasa, photography, space race

    Enjoy this encore presentation of the latest Cosmosphere Podcast episode.

    This month we head to Hutchinson with some Space Hipsters for the Earthrising Gala. We'll also hear from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar, author Robert Kurson, and the astronauts and flight controllers from Apollo 7 and beyond.

    This is part two of a two-part episode, so get listening and enjoy!

  • Episode 379: EarthRising- Part 1

    Episode  |  December 26th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  52 mins 12 secs
    apollo, apollo 8, apollo program, cosmosphere, earth, earth rise, earthrise, earthrising, moon, nasa, photography, space race

    Enjoy this encore presentation of the latest Cosmosphere Podcast episode.

    This month we head to Hutchinson with some Space Hipsters for the Earthrising Gala. We'll also hear from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar, author Robert Kurson, and the astronauts and flight controllers from Apollo 7 and beyond.

    This is part one of a two-part episode, so get listening and enjoy!

  • Episode 378: Apollo 8- Earthrise

    Episode  |  December 24th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 49 secs
    apollo, apollo 8, earthrise, earthrising, nasa, space

    Happy Christmas Eve!

    Let's catch up on some Apollo 8 and 17 history with Jim Remar. Episodes 379 and 380 will feature audio from the Earthrising event that the Cosmosphere hosted earlier this month. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes!

  • Episode 377: From SpaceX to Star Trek

    Episode  |  November 17th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  11 mins 32 secs
    fcc, nasa, satellite internet, satellites, sci-fi, science fiction, sls, space, space launch system, space science, spacex, star trek, star trek discovery, stem

    Well, it's been a few weeks. Let's catch up! This episode has SpaceX news, some commentary, and a little Sci-Fi chat! Enjoy :)

  • Episode 376: A MOCR Update from Jim Remar plus Earthrising

    Episode  |  October 23rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins
    apollo, cosmosphere, gemini, history, houston, jim remar, mercury, mission control, mission control room, mocr, mocr restoration, nasa, space, space history, spaceworks

    Regular episodes are coming soon! I have been editing video, writing social media content for my day job, and generally staying completely busy. This has dug into my free time considerably so thank you for your patience and for listening to each episode. I've got some excellent news to share next episode so stay tuned. For now, enjoy the latest Cosmosphere Podcast episode!

  • Episode 375: Where Did Summer Go? (Cosmosphere Podcast Episode 11)

    Episode  |  September 30th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 36 secs
    apollo, apollo 14, apollo 8, cosmosphere

    I chat with Jack at the Cosmosphere about the MOCR consoles, plus we hear from Shannon about some incredible Apollo related artifacts housed at the Cosmosphere.