Episode | May 21st, 2017 | 5 mins 1 sec
blue origin, spaceshipone, spacex, star wars, the empire strikes back, virgin galactic
It's the 37th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back coming to theaters in the United States. There's also some coverage of private space industry firsts, since we are one month away from the anniversary of the first flight of SpaceShipOne.
Episode | May 20th, 2017 | 5 mins 23 secs
havoc, nasa, opa, space, the space shot, venus
Pioneer missions helped scientists map out our solar system in the early years of space exploration. Now NASA scientists are working on more exotic mission proposals than plain old orbiters.
Episode | May 19th, 2017 | 5 mins 56 secs
apollo 10, corned beef, history, snoopy, space, venus
We've entered the coast phase of Apollo 10, so it's time for some background on the Apollo 10 astronauts. In the second part of the episode, I talk about Venus and how the odds of a probe making it to Venus in the early years of spaceflight weren't exactly in your favor.
Episode | May 18th, 2017 | 4 mins 10 secs
apollo 10, project vela, smiling buddha, snoopy, the space shot
Day 4, Episode 4, #oneaday
Episode | May 17th, 2017 | 5 mins 49 secs
amateur rockets, go fast, goes-16, rockets, sms-1, space, space weather, weather satellites
Early weather satellites and an amateur rocket that really did "Go Fast" on the third episode of The Space Shot.
Episode | May 16th, 2017 | 4 mins 58 secs
cooper's treasure, gordo, gordon cooper, history, space, space history, space shot
Yesterday I covered some of the background for Cooper’s final Mercury mission. Today we are going to cover exactly what he did while in orbit and what the results of his mission were.
Episode | May 15th, 2017 | 5 mins 53 secs
gordo, gordon cooper, history, space, space history, space shot, spacex
In the first episode of The Space Shot, I talk about Gordon Cooper's final Mercury flight as well as a recent SpaceX launch.