Welcome to Season 2 of The Space Shot! The podcast is moving to a new format, with a new release schedule and more long-form content. I am super excited to take this new direction and can't wait to share new stories with all of you.
In Season 2 we will explore astronomy, space law, space science, and more. Plus there will be interviews with authors, industry figures, educators, and others in the space community.
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.
Episode | June 3rd, 2017 | 5 mins 20 secs
eva, gemini, gemini iv, kirk, nasa, spacewalk, star trek, titan missile, turnabout intruder
Episode 20 is here! A huge shout out to everyone that's downloaded the podcast so far. Keep enjoying and sharing the show! Today's episode we get outside of the Gemini IV capsule and do our jazz hands with Captain Kirk.
Episode | June 2nd, 2017 | 4 mins 50 secs
jpl, mir, moon, nasa, space shuttle, surveyor 1
Surveyor 1 landed on the moon on this day in 1966 and the Shuttle Discovery launched to dock with Mir for the last time on this day in 1998. Download and share the podcast! I appreciate it!
Episode | June 1st, 2017 | 7 mins 58 secs
crs-11, dragon, iss, khan, picard, pop culture, spacex, spock, star trek
Get ready for a jam-packed pop culture episode today. The Dream is Alive with Walter Cronkite, and we go at warp speed through the Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock. Also, not to be left out, you'll find out how much Picard's Ressikan flute sold for at auction. Don't miss this episode!
Episode | May 31st, 2017 | 6 mins 40 secs
crs11, dragon, iss, kibo, nasa, skylab, space shuttle, spacex
On this day in 2008, the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from LC-39A carrying a crew of 7 astronauts and components of the Japanese Experiment Module or Kibo to the International Space Station. There's also more coverage of the Skylab 2 mission, with some historical film audio, and a little preview of the CRS-11 mission that's launching tomorrow. Check it out!
Episode | May 30th, 2017 | 5 mins 25 secs
67p, comets, esa, eva, history, nasa, philae, rosetta, skylab, space history
I'm covering three things today, but in order to hear what the third is, you have to download the episode ;)
Episode | May 29th, 2017 | 5 mins 10 secs
discovery, history, international space station, iss, nasa, saturn v, skylab, space history, space shuttle
Today on The Space Shot, Skylab and the anniversary of the first flight to the International Space Station.
Episode | May 28th, 2017 | 5 mins 59 secs
able and baker, apollo, beam, bigelow aerospace, iss, miss baker, monkeys, space, space monkeys, spacex
The first successful flight with two monkeys happened on this day in 1959. Able and Miss Baker were special little creatures, especially Miss Baker. Download episode 14 to hear more about her!
Episode | May 27th, 2017 | 6 mins 17 secs
apollo, drone ship, falcon 9, jfk, kennedy, landing, of course i still love you, soviet union, space race, spacex, thaicom 8
The last of three episodes covering President Kennedy and the early days of the space race. Also I've got a little bit about a SpaceX Falcon 9 landing that occured one year ago today. Tomorrow Able & Baker take a ride into space.
Episode | May 26th, 2017 | 7 mins 17 secs
explorer 1, jfk, kennedy, moon, operation paperclip, rockets, space race, sputnik, v-2 rocket, vanguard
The second part of three episodes covering President Kennedy's Urgent National Needs speech and the beginning of the Space Race.
Episode | May 25th, 2017 | 15 mins 1 sec
apollo, gemini, history, jfk, mercury, speech, star wars, the cold war, the space race
Today on The Space Shot, A New Hope, The Return of the Jedi, and John F. Kennedy's Urgent National Needs Speech.
Episode | May 24th, 2017 | 5 mins 16 secs
cots, crs, dragon, falcon 9, james bond, moonraker, spacex
Today on The Space Shot: Commercial Space Firsts, Moonraker, and Apollo 10.
Episode | May 23rd, 2017 | 4 mins 14 secs
al worden, apollo 15, mr rogers, space
We are departing from what I had intended to discuss with you today to touch on something else that I felt compelled to cover. Enjoy!
Episode | May 22nd, 2017 | 4 mins 50 secs
apollo 10, cots 2+, dragon, falcon 9, snoopy, spacex
Apollo 10 in Lunar Orbit and SpaceX COTS 2+ on this episode of The Space Shot.
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.