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 13: JFK- Part 3

    Episode  |  May 27th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 12: JFK- Part 2

    Episode  |  May 26th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 11: JFK- Part 1

    Episode  |  May 25th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 10: A Moonraker and a Dragon Walk into a Bar

    Episode  |  May 24th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 9: It's a Beautiful Day in the Stellar Neighborhood

    Episode  |  May 23rd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 8: Snoopy Goes to the Moon

    Episode  |  May 22nd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 7: Luke, I Am Your Podcast Host

    Episode  |  May 21st, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 6: Cry HAVOC

    Episode  |  May 20th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 5: Corned Beef & Venus

    Episode  |  May 19th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 4: Apollo 10 & The Smiling Buddha

    Episode  |  May 18th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 10 secs
    apollo, apollo 10, apollo 50, project vela, smiling buddha, snoopy, space history, space history podcast, space podcast, the space shot

    Day 4, Episode 4, #oneaday

  • Episode 3: Weather Satellites and the "Go Fast" Rocket

    Episode  |  May 17th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 2: Faith 7 Part 2

    Episode  |  May 16th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 58 secs
    cooper's treasure, gordo, gordon cooper, history, nasa, project mercury, space, space history, space history podcast, space podcast, 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 1: Gordon "Gordo" Cooper & Faith 7

    Episode  |  May 15th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 53 secs
    faith 7, gordo, gordon cooper, history, mercury program, nasa history, project mercury, space, space history, space history podcast, space podcast, 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.