The Space Shot

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

About the show

Subscribe and check out the massive back catalog (Season 1 has 365 episodes) for some excellent 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 426: Author Andy Weir and "Project Hail Mary"

    Episode  |  May 6th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  44 mins 28 secs
    andy weir, artemis, author interview., books, pop culture, project hail mary, scifi, the martian

    Andy Weir, author of "The Martian," "Artemis," and "Project Hail Mary" joined the podcast to chat about his new book and some awesomely geeky space topics.

  • Episode 425: Exploring Ocean Worlds with Melissa Ugelow

    Episode  |  September 9th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 12 secs
    melissa ugelow, nasa, ocean worlds, planetary science, stem education, titan

    Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Melissa Ugelow about her work on Titan, so download this episode and learn about some of the incredible work being done to explore the moons in our outer solar system.

  • Episode 424: From Apollo to Artemis and Beyond- 2020 Update

    Episode  |  July 30th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  50 mins 32 secs
    apollo, apollo soyuz, artemis, commercial crew, gemini, iss, mercury, shuttle, shuttle mir, shuttle-mir, skylab

    Check out an updated version of my Apollo to Artemis and Beyond chat. Also, be sure to get the PDF companion for this talk so you can see the pictures I reference in this episode. Thanks!

  • Episode 423: This Week in Space History- April 13th to the 19th- Featuring Richard Easton

    Episode  |  April 14th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  23 mins 53 secs
    apollo 13, apollo 16, chris hadfield, richard easton, salyut 1, soviet space station, space shuttle columbia, space shuttle endeavour, spacex, sts 100, sts-1, sts-100, sts1, transit satellites

    Richard Easton joins us again to talk about the Transit and GPS satellites. Plus, more space history! Thanks again to Richard for taking the time to drop in and talk about some space history.

  • Episode 422: Apollo 13: 50 Years Later (Part 1)

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  49 mins 3 secs
    apollo, apollo 13, apollo 13 50th anniversary, apollo 50, apollo 50th, apollo program, failure is not an option, mission control, nasa, nasa history, space, space exploration, space history, space race

    Part 1 of the Apollo 13 resources and history series. Check out the show notes for a ton of links and resources!

  • Episode 421: Rise of the Space Age Millennials: My Conversation With Laura Seward Forczyk

    Episode  |  April 8th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  22 mins 27 secs
    aerospace workforce, laura seward forczyk, rise of the space age millennials, space age millennials

    This week we have my conversation with Laura Seward Forczyk. She's a space professional, consultant, author, and she owns the consulting firm Astralytical. Check out our discussion about her book!

  • Episode 420: This Week in Space History- April 6th to the 12th

    Episode  |  April 7th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 54 secs
    apollo 13, compton gamma ray observatory, crs-8, gemini 1, ldef, oral history, space shuttle history, spacex, spacex dragon, sts-1, sts-37, sts-41c, yuri gagarin

    From the first human in space to the Mercury Seven, Apollo 13 50th teaser, and the first Shuttle launch, this week has it all!

    Be sure to follow the Facebook page for The Space Shot and the Cosmosphere for the 13 Days of Apollo 13 posts.

  • 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!