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 333: Vostok 1 and STS-1: First Flights

    Episode  |  April 12th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 27 secs
    astronauts, cosmonauts, first flight, gagarin, historical, history, john young, orbital, orbital spaceflight, parachute, r7, robert crippen, russia, shuttle flight, space history, space podcast, space podcasts, space race, space shuttle, sts1, vostok, vostok 1, yuri gagarin

    Apologies for how I sound today, my allergies are epically bad today. We've got some massive space history milestones, so check out today's episode!

  • Episode 332: Apollo 13- Part 1

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 19 secs
    apollo, apollo 13, apollo history, apollo mission, fred haise, history, jack swigert, jim lovell, ken mattingly, moon shot, nasa, nasa history, space podcast, space podcasts

    I've got some background on Apollo 13 plus about 22 minutes of mission audio at the end of today's episode, give it a listen and send me any questions you have.

  • Episode 331: Commercial Space Roundup

    Episode  |  April 10th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 12 secs
    beam module, boeing, commercial cargo, commercial crew, commercial resupply, crs8, dragon, drone ship landing, falcon, falcon 9, nasa, nasa commercial partnership, ocisly, space podcast, space podcasts, spacex, starliner, virgin galactic, vss enterprise, vss unity

    Happy Tuesday! The audio at the end of the episode has a little noise, apologies for the temporary issue.

  • Episode 330: The Mercury Seven

    Episode  |  April 9th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  12 mins 58 secs
    alan shepard, astronaut group 1, astronauts, crewed spaceflight, deke slayton, gordon cooper, gus grissom, human spaceflight, john glenn, mercury, mercury seven, nasa history, press conference, project mercury, scott carpenter, space podcast, space podcasts, space race, wally schirra

    Happy Monday everyone! Check out today's episode for some cool historical audio :)

  • Episode 329: Gemini 1, Discovery, and Atlantis

    Episode  |  April 8th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 56 secs
    commercial imaging, digital globe, ellen ochoa, gemini, gemini 1, iss, iss assembly mission, nasa history, shuttle flights, space podcast, space podcasts, space shuttle, uncrewed

    Happy Sunday everyone!

  • Episode 328: Catching Up With Compton

    Episode  |  April 7th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 20 secs
    astronomy, compton, compton gamma ray observatory, eva, gamma ray burst, gamma rays, grb, satellite deployment, shuttle, shuttle launch, space podcast, space podcasts, space shuttle, sts 37

    Happy Saturday everyone! Apologies this episode is coming out later, I've been incredibly busy the past few days and am catching up on some podcasting.

  • Episode 327: Solar Max: On-Orbit Spacecraft Repair

    Episode  |  April 6th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  8 mins 7 secs
    space podcast, space podcasts

    Happy Friday, I hope all of you have a great weekend!

  • Episode 326: Happy First Contact Day!

    Episode  |  April 5th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  12 mins 19 secs
    borg, first contact, memory alpha, pop culture, sci fi, science fiction, space podcast, space podcasts, star trek, star trek first contact, the borg, vulcan, vulcans

    Happy First Contact Day everyone!

  • Episode 325: The First Flight of the Challenger

    Episode  |  April 4th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 1 sec
    challenger, columbia, commentary, history, martin luther king, martin luther king jr, mlk, mlk jr, nasa, shuttle, shuttle history, skylab, space history, space podcast, space podcasts, sts 6, sts 83

    I've got a mix of history in today's episode. Give it a listen and have a wonderful day!

  • Episode 324: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 27 secs
    2001 a space odyssey, arthur c clarke, arthur clarke, clarke, discovery, kubrick, movie, pop culture, science fiction, scifi, space odyssey, space podcast, space podcasts, stanley kubrick
  • Episode 323: Space Coins!

    Episode  |  April 2nd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 6 secs
    clyde tombaugh, coins, crs, crs 14, crs8, curiosity, curiosity rover, dragon, dragon capsule, falcon, falcon 9, hp printer, mars, medallions, new horizons, pluto, space podcast, space podcasts, spacex, spacex dragon, us mint

    Happy Monday, I hope all of you had a fantastic weekend :) Today's episode has some space coins plus a SpaceX update, so check it out!

  • Episode 322: An ISS Easter Egg Hunt

    Episode  |  April 1st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 6 secs
    education, goes, goes satellites, nasa, nasa education, space podcast, space podcasts, stem ed, stem education, tiros, tiros 1, weather satellite imagery, weather satellites

    Happy Christmas everyone! April Fools', happy Easter :) Let me know if you have any questions, email me at john@thespaceshot.com. Send questions, ideas, or comments and I will be sure to respond to you! Thanks for reaching out :)

  • Episode 321: Sir Isaac Newton

    Episode  |  March 31st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  8 mins 18 secs
    birthday, history, insight lander, isaac newton, laws of motion, mars, newton, newtonian physics, physics, physics education, sir isaac newton, space podcast, space podcasts, stem, stem ed

    Happy Saturday everyone! Let me know if you have any questions, email me at john@thespaceshot.com. Send questions, ideas, or comments and I will be sure to respond to you! Thanks for reaching out :)

  • Episode 320: Reused Rockets and White Sands

    Episode  |  March 30th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 33 secs
    block 5, block 5 falcon 9, columbia, falcon 9, falcon 9 news, gordon fullerton, jack lousma, johnson space center, jsc, nasa history, oral history, oral history project, reusability, rocket launch, shuttle landing, space podcast, space podcasts, space shuttle, space shuttle columbia, spacex, spacex news, sts 3, white sands, white sands space harbor

    Happy Friday everyone! Let me know if you have any questions, email me at john@thespaceshot.com. Send questions, ideas, or comments and I will be sure to respond to you! Thanks for reaching out :)

  • Episode 319: Assignment: Earth

    Episode  |  March 29th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  8 mins 14 secs
    drew feustel, eva, expedition 55, falcon 9, iridium, iridium next, iss, pop culture, ricky arnold, scifi, space podcast, space podcasts, space walk, spacex, star trek, star trek the original series, tos

    We've got some fun Star Trek history plus news! Let me know if you have any questions, email me at john@thespaceshot.com. Send questions, ideas, or comments and I will be sure to respond to you! Thanks for reaching out :)

  • Episode 318: Saturn 1 and NASA’s Women of STEM

    Episode  |  March 28th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 21 secs
    dna, dna sequencing, expedition 48, expedition 49, iss, kate rubins, ldef, materials exposure, nasa, nasa history, nasa women, space podcast, space podcasts, stem, stem ed, stem education, women in space, women in stem

    I hope all of you have a fantastic Wednesday!