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 363: A Martian Helicopter, SpaceX, and The Expanse

    Episode  |  May 12th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 57 secs
    europa, helicopter, luna 5, mars helicopter, nasa history, nasa news, news, space news, spacex

    It's Saturday, just a few more days to episode 365, WHOA!

  • Episode 362: STS-125: One Last Hubble Servicing Mission

    Episode  |  May 11th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  8 mins 5 secs
    contingency, history, hst, hubble, hubble space telescope, nasa history, shuttle, sts 125, sts 400

    Listen in to today's episode for more on the last Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission. Happy Friday!

  • Episode 361: Octawebs and V-2s

    Episode  |  May 10th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 40 secs
    block 5, falcon 9, falcon 9 block 5, octaweb, rocket launch, rockets, spacex, v2, v2 rocket

    A huge shout out to all the new fans of The Space Shot on Facebook! Welcome to the podcast, I'm glad you could join us!

  • Episode 360: The Fifth Element

    Episode  |  May 9th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 45 secs
    science fiction, scifi, star trek, the fifth element

    Happy Wednesday!

  • Episode 359: The Star Trek Multiverse

    Episode  |  May 8th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 58 secs
    jj abrams, science fiction, scifi, star trek, storytelling

    No show notes for today, just a Star Trek episode ;)

  • Episode 358: The First Flight of Endeavour

    Episode  |  May 7th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 11 secs
    endeavour, eva, nasa, shuttle endeavour, shuttle history, space shuttle, space shuttle history, spacewalk, sts49

    Happy Monday! I hope all of you have a fantastic week :)

  • Episode 357: Mars Insight Is Go For Launch!

    Episode  |  May 6th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 13 secs
    cubesats, heat transfer, insight, marco cubesat, mars, mars insight, mole, planetary science, red planet, rocket launch, science, self hammering mole, stem
  • Episode 356: Roger, Liftoff, and the Clock Has Started!

    Episode  |  May 5th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 16 secs
    alan shepard, freedom 7, history, mercury, mercury redstone, mission audio, mr3, nasa history, project mercury, shepard, space race, suborbital

    Today's episode is a bit different than what I've done before. The mission audio from Alan Shepard's historic flight plays for the duration of the episode, with my historical notes during the first half of the episode. The last part of today's podcast is just mission audio, the short suborbital flights for Project Mercury are the perfect length for podcasts. Enjoy! :)

  • Episode 355: Magellan

    Episode  |  May 4th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 41 secs
    atlantis, interplanetary, interplanetary missions, magellan, planetary science, science, shuttle, shuttle atlantis

    May the Fourth Be With You

  • Episode 354: Frame of Mind

    Episode  |  May 3rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 10 secs
    pop culture, scifi, star trek, syfy, the expanse

    We've got some pop culture today plus a past episode of The Space Shot.

  • Episode 353: Perceptions, Principles, and Action

    Episode  |  May 2nd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 21 secs
    columbia, daily stoic, nasa, space, space shuttle columbia, stoicism
  • Episode 352: Landing a Falcon

    Episode  |  May 1st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 11 secs
    block 5, drone ship, elon musk, falcon 9, falcon 9 block 5, falcon heavy, landing, landing zone 1, orbital class booster, rocket landing, spacex

    Just two weeks until the one year anniversary of the podcast! A huge thanks to everyone that listens!

  • Episode 351: New Shepard

    Episode  |  April 30th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 30 secs
    blue origin, new glenn, new shepard, research and development, rocket launch, shepard, suborbital, testing

    Happy Monday everyone! I hope you have a fantastic week and thanks for listening each day!

  • Episode 350: Of Challenger and Difficult to Pronounce Names

    Episode  |  April 28th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 53 secs
    challenger, dutch astronaut, holland, jsc, jsc oral history project, nasa history, oral history, oring, orings, space shuttle

    350 episodes! That's nuts! Well, here we are, thanks for listening in :)

  • 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.