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 19: Surveyor 1 & Mir

    Episode  |  June 2nd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 18: The Dream is Alive oh and Khan!!!

    Episode  |  June 1st, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 17: Skylab Part 3 & the Kibo Module

    Episode  |  May 31st, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 16: Skylab Part 2 & The European Space Agency

    Episode  |  May 30th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 ;)
    Happy listening!

  • Episode 15: That's No Moon It's Two Space Stations

    Episode  |  May 29th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 14: Able & Miss Baker: The Monkeynauts

    Episode  |  May 28th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  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 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