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 14th, 2017 | 5 mins 24 secs
animals, difference engine, lego, legos, missiles, monkeys, nasa, otd, rockets, space, spaceflight, v-2, white sands, white sands missile range
On this day in 1822, Charles Babbage introduced the idea for his Difference Engine, a computational device that he hoped would produce more accurate mathematical tables. Also on this day in 1949, Albert II died after reaching space.
Episode | June 13th, 2017 | 4 mins 52 secs
asteroid field, asteroids, empire strikes back, hayabusa, jaxa, millennium falcon, nasa, pioneer, pioneer 10, space, star wars
On this day in 1983, the Pioneer 10 probe became the first spacecraft to leave the major planets in our solar system. Also on this day in 2010, the asteroid sample return capsule from the Hayabusa spacecraft lands in Australia.
Episode | June 12th, 2017 | 6 mins 10 secs
alien life, churchill, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, fermi, kepler, nasa, tsiolkovsky
Today we’re talking about Fermi’s Paradox, exoplanets, and the bigger question of what’s out there?
Episode | June 11th, 2017 | 5 mins 6 secs
astronomy, bruce banner, fermi, gamma rays, gamma-rays, gems, gemstones, gia, hulk, incredible hulk, irradiation, light speed, lightning, nasa, radio astronomy, space, thunderstorms
Today we are going to talk about Gamma rays. And no, not the kind that transformed Bruce Banner into the Incredible Hulk, but the kind that the Fermi Gamma Ray telescope is designed to observe.
Episode | June 10th, 2017 | 5 mins 2 secs
explorer, jpl, mars, mars rovers, martian, moon, nasa, opportunity, spirit
The Spirit rover launched on this day in 2003. Today we've got some background and an overview of Spirit's mission. Subscribe and share with your friends and family today!
Episode | June 9th, 2017 | 6 mins 13 secs
kraft marshmallows, marshmallow, nasa, neptune, star trek, the final frontier, x15
More X-15 history today, plus Neptune, and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
Episode | June 8th, 2017 | 5 mins 1 sec
b52, hypersonic flight, naca, nasa, neil armstrong, x15, x37b
It's spaceplane day today, with coverage of the X-37B and the X-15. If you like winged spacecraft, this episode is for you. If you don't like winged spacecraft, well I don't know what to say ;)
Episode | June 7th, 2017 | 6 mins 18 secs
apollo telescope mount, astronauts, nasa, national space council, pence, skylab, solar observatory, spectroscopy, telesc
The 2017 NASA Astronaut Candidates were announced today at a ceremony at Johnson Space Center! The main part of the show is about Joseph von Fraunhofer, a scientist that produced exceptionally well crafted optical glass, and who also created the first spectroscope. I would love if you could subscribe and share the podcast today!
Episode | June 6th, 2017 | 6 mins 2 secs
eva, gemini, gene cernan, nasa, orbital rendezvous, project gemini, space, space race, spacewalk, thomas stafford
Come learn about the expansive vista that Tom Stafford described at the beginning of Gene Cernan's Gemini 9-A EVA.
Episode | June 5th, 2017 | 5 mins 53 secs
gemini, nasa, peggy whitson, space, space shuttle, will smith
In today's episode, two Space Shuttle missions, what STS stands for, a little Gemini, and we get jiggy wit it.
Episode | June 4th, 2017 | 7 mins 36 secs
gemini, james bond, nasa, spacex, you only live twice
SpaceX Falcon 9 First Flight, Gemini 9 rendezvous with the ATDA, and Bond, James Bond.
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 ;)