The Space Shot

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

About the show

Welcome to Season 4 of The Space Shot!

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 57: Telstar and Juno

    Episode  |  July 10th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 47 secs
    at&t, communication satellites, comsat, deep space network, dsn, great red spot, history, jovian, juno, jupiter, nasa, space, space history, space shot, starfish prime, telstar, telstar 1, the space shot, walter cronkite

    Juno peers into the Great Red Spot and the satellite communications age began on this day in 1962. Subscribe today and follow me on Instagram and Twitter @johnmulnix

  • Episode 56: Starfish Prime & Tron

    Episode  |  July 9th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 4 secs
    bikini atoll, light cycle, light cycles, master control program, nuclear, nuclear weapons, nukes, operation dominic, operation fishbowl, space, space shot, starfish prime, starfish prime test, the space shot, thor, thor missle, tron, uss agerholm

    Nukes in space and people in computers, a pop culture, and nuclear history episode. Subscribe today!

  • Episode 55: All Good Things...

    Episode  |  July 8th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 40 secs
    atlantis, history, iss, nasa, on this day, otd, science, science history, shuttle atlantis, shuttle program, space, space history, space science, space shot, space shuttle launch, sts 135, sts-135, the space shot

    Must come to an end. On this day in 2011, the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on the final mission of the Shuttle Program. Download and subscribe today!

  • Episode 54: The Roswell Incident

    Episode  |  July 7th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 7 secs
    aliens, et, flying saucer, flying saucers, fringe, heinlein, mars, mars rovers, opportunity, opportunity rover, pop culture, robert heinlein, roswell, roswell new mexico, scifi, space, space shot, the red planet, the space shot, ufo, ufos, x files, x-files

    Roswell, Mars, Opportunity, and Heinlein. It's a pop culture episode with a dash of a Mars rover thrown in, subscribe today!

  • Episode 53: Same Song, Different Administration

    Episode  |  July 6th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 2 secs
    kennedy space center, ksc, mike pence, nasa, national security, national space council, nsc, pence, presidential politics, private space, space, space shot, spacex, speeches, the space shot, trump

    In today's episode, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at Kennedy Space Center earlier today and the Jetsons.

  • Episode 52: We Choose to Talk About Presidential Speeches and Policy

    Episode  |  July 5th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 44 secs
    apollo, bush, carter, challenger, challenger disaster, clinton, commercial cargo, commercial crew, commercial space, executive branch, falcon 1, falcon 9, ford, george bush, hw bush, iss, jfk, kennedy, launches, nasa, nixon, obama, politics, presidential policy, presidential speeches, shuttle, space, space shot, spacex, speeches, the space shot, w bush, we choose to go to the moon

    From President Eisenhower to Presidents Obama and Trump, we have had speeches that cover American ambitions in space. Download this episode for a quick primer on some of these speeches and policies.

  • Episode 51: A Star-Spangled Launch, Mars Pathfinder, and Presidential Speeches

    Episode  |  July 4th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 49 secs
    4th of july, edwards air force base, elon musk, falcon 9, independence day, jpl, ken mattingly, mars, mars pathfinder, nasa, president reagan, presidential history, presidential speeches, reagan, shuttle discovery, space, space shot, space shuttle, spacex, sts, sts 121, sts 4, the space shot

    A quick SpaceX update before I dive into a Space Shuttle launch, the Mars Pathfinder mission, and two Presidential speeches. Follow me on Instagram @johnmulnix to check out some extra content!

  • Episode 50: Lego Rockets, Comets, a Birthday, and the Soviet N-1 Rocket

    Episode  |  July 3rd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 16 secs
    apollo 17, comets, deep impact, falcon 9, geology, history, jack schmitt, lego, lego saturn v, legos, lunar soil, moon dust, moon landing, moon shot, n-1, nasa, soviet union, space, space history, space shot, spacex, tempel 1, the space race, the space shot

    The title says it all ;) Subscribe today and be sure to follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for the Lego Saturn V giveaway!

  • Episode 49: Of Gamma-Rays and Launch Holds

    Episode  |  July 2nd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 48 secs
    astronomy, cold war, falcon 9, gamma ray astronomy, gamma ray burst, gamma rays, gamma-rays, grb, history, intelsat, nasa, nuclear weapons, project vela, space, space shot, spacex, the space shot, vela

    Gamma-Rays, a Falcon 9, and some Lego Saturn V info. Subscribe to the episode today, especially so you don't miss the announcement tomorrow.

  • Episode 48: Cassini Huygens

    Episode  |  July 1st, 2017  |  Season 1  |  7 mins
    cassini, cassini huygens, deep space, deep space network, dsn, grand finale, huygens, jet propulsion laboratory, jpl, nasa, national space council, saturn, space, space exploration, space history, space shot, spacex, the space shot, trump

    Today we've got National Space Council news, a SpaceX launch update, and some Cassini-Huygens mission history and background. Subscribe today!

  • Episode 47: Soyuz 11- The Mission & Apollo 13- The Movie

    Episode  |  June 30th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 48 secs
    apollo, apollo 13, apollo program, jim lovell, lovell, lunar module, movies, pop culture, ron howard, soyuz, soyuz 11, space, space shot, the space shot, tom hanks

    Two missions today, download and subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

  • Episode 46: Angelo Secchi & Shuttle-Mir Part 2

    Episode  |  June 29th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 59 secs
    angelo secchi, atlantis, charles precourt, nasa, orbiter, shuttle mir, shuttle-mir, space, space shot, space shuttle, space station, sts 71, sts-71, sts71, the space shot

    Shuttle-Mir part 2 plus the birthdays for astronaut Charles Precourt and astronomer Angelo Secchi. Subscribe today & be sure to connect on Facebook!

  • Episode 45: Falcon 9 Is Go For Launch

    Episode  |  June 28th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 44 secs
    ars technica, commercial cargo, commercial crew, commercial resupply, crs, crs 7, crs-7, eric berger, falcon, falcon 9, nasa, space, space shot, spacex, spacex falcon 9, the space shot

    On June 28th, 2015, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 on what was to be the 7th resupply mission to the ISS. I was watching the live launch webcast like I always try to do. I was enjoying a nice cup of coffee in my hometown, watching the launch with a few other people at my favorite coffee shop in Fort Collins. That’s when it happened...

  • Episode 44: Atlantis & Mir

    Episode  |  June 27th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 12 secs
    apollo 13, columbia, ken mattingly, mir, nasa, russian space, russian space program, shuttle atlantis, shuttle columbia, soviet space, soviet space program, space, space shot, space shuttle, space station, the space shot, the space shuttle

    On this day in 1995, the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on a mission to rendezvous and dock with the Russian space station Mir. This mission was also the 100th US crewed launch in addition to being the first Shuttle mission to dock with Mir.

  • Episode 43: Messier & Seasat

    Episode  |  June 26th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 45 secs
    charles messier, galaxies, galaxy, messier, messier object, nasa, nebula, nebulae, oceans, satellites, seasat, space, space shot, the space shot, weather satellite

    Today I've got some information about Charles Messier and the Seasat 1 satellite. Subscribe and don't miss an episode!

  • Episode 42: The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

    Episode  |  June 25th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 50 secs
    drone ship, falcon, falcon 9, hermann oberth, history, hitchhikers guide, just read the instructions, mir, nasa, pop culture, reddit, science history, shuttle, space, space history, space shot, space shuttle, space station, spacex, star trek, the space shot, vafb

    SpaceX and Iridium, Hermann Oberth, Progress-Mir collision, and STS-50. I’ve got a big episode for you today, so let’s get to it.