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 349: CALIPSO, Discovery, and Tito

    Episode  |  April 28th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 18 secs
    a train, calipso, dennis tito, discovery, earth science, nasa, science, shuttle history, space shuttle, tito

    It's Saturday, which means a lot of you are probably lounging around at home. Take a minute and leave a review for the podcast on iTunes, reviews really do help more people find out about the podcast. Thanks! :)

  • Episode 348: Lots of Launches

    Episode  |  April 27th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 39 secs
    ariel 1, explorer 11, falcon 9, launch anniversary, spacex

    Happy Friday everyone! Today was awesomely busy, hence the later release.

  • Episode 347: Cassini and Ham

    Episode  |  April 26th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 30 secs
    columbia, germany, ham, ham radio, nasa, radio, radio experiments, shuttle, space shuttle, space shuttle columbia, spacelab, sts55

    Today we go from Venus with Cassini to Earth with Ham. Ms. Daisy meowed a bit in today's episode. I've spent the day catching up on some work around the house and have neglected her, I had to pay for this neglect with her cries during today's episode ;)

  • Episode 346: Catching Up With Apollo 16

    Episode  |  April 25th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 49 secs
    apollo, apollo 16, apollo program, john young, lrv, lunar rover, moon, moon landing, rover
  • Episode 345: Hubble Launches

    Episode  |  April 24th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 2 secs
    astronomy, exploration, hst, hubble, hubble space telescope, nasa history, shuttle, shuttle launch, space shuttle, sts, sts 31

    The Hubble Space Telescope launched 28 years ago today! Listen in to hear a little bit about that mission and one of the astronauts that flew on STS-31.

  • Episode 344: World Book Day

    Episode  |  April 23rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 38 secs
    books, columbia, nasa, nasa history, reading, science fiction, scifi, stoic, stoicism

    Happy Monday everyone! I hope all of you are doing well and had a great weekend!

  • Episode 343: Storytelling in the Space Age- Part 2

    Episode  |  April 22nd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 43 secs
    history, pop culture, space, space history, storytelling

    Happy Sunday! Here's part 2 of my speech, Storytelling in the Space Age.

  • Episode 342: Storytelling in the Space Age- Part 1

    Episode  |  April 21st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 34 secs
    history, pop culture, space, space history, storytelling

    I will have links to what I talked about in the speech in tomorrow's show notes. Thanks to everyone that came out to the event, it's was a lot of fun and mildly terrifying because I'm used to speaking with all of you here on the podcast and not in a live setting in front of people.

  • Episode 341: Road Tripping, Audio Issues, and My First Live Event

    Episode  |  April 20th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  2 mins 27 secs

    No summary for this one. Too much driving and not enough time ;)

  • Episode 340: Long Duration Human Spaceflight- Part 3

    Episode  |  April 19th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 26 secs
    exercise, exercise science, eyesight, health, human spaceflight, interview, long duration human spaceflight, microgravity, physiology, science, stem
  • Episode 339: Long Duration Human Spaceflight- Part 2

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 4 secs
    exercise, exercise science, eyesight, health, human spaceflight, interview, long duration human spaceflight, microgravity, physiology, science, stem
  • Episode 338: Long Duration Human Spaceflight- Part 1

    Episode  |  April 17th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  13 mins 15 secs
    exercise, exercise science, eyesight, health, human spaceflight, interview, long duration human spaceflight, microgravity, physiology, science, stem
  • Episode 337: Apollo 16, TESS, and a Programming Note

    Episode  |  April 16th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 35 secs

    Happy Monday everyone! I'm enjoying my vacation and spending it reading, writing, and preparing for a talk I'm giving on Thursday at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas.

  • Episode 336: In the Pale Moonlight

    Episode  |  April 15th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  8 mins 14 secs
    avery brooks, dart, deep space nine, ds9, mission failure, nasa, podcast, quark, scifi podcast, sisko, space podcast, star trek

    I hope all of you have a wonderful Sunday. I see that many of my listeners in the U.S. have had a fair amount of snow the past few days, I hope that all of you are warm and safe. Don't mind me while I enjoy an iced coffee out on a patio here in Colorado ;)

  • Episode 335: Dry Lakes and Columbia

    Episode  |  April 14th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 42 secs
    columbia, dry lake, dry lakes, edwards afb, rogers dry lake, shuttle landing, shuttle program, space podcast, space shuttle

    Happy Saturday! Apologies for the delay getting yesterday's episode out. I'm not sure what was wrong, but everything worked alright today, so maybe it was just a weird Friday the 13th thing.

  • Episode 334: Apollo 13- Part 2

    Episode  |  April 13th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 54 secs
    apollo, apollo 13, apollo history, apollo mission, fred haise, history, jack swigert, jim lovell, ken mattingly, moon shot, nasa, nasa history, safety, space podcast, space podcasts

    Happy Friday/Saturday. I experienced some issues uploading on Friday the 13th, go figure, but it's available now. Check it out!