Ep 301: Apollo 13 and its problems



Apollo 13 and its problems

The Apollo 13 mission never landed on the moon; they only swung around it. They had a little problem when part of their spacecraft decided to explode. We also salute Michael Collins, Astronaut for the Gemini and Apollo programs, who died last week at the age of 90.
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Ep 299: Apollo 12, and the lab has a problem



Apollo 12, and the lab has a problem

We talk about the “Lunar Surveyor” program, and Apollo 12. For our second mission to the moon, almost everything went perfectly. Which is much more than I can say about Monday.
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Ep 298: One giant leap



One giant leap

We talk about Apollo 1 through 11, take a little time to look at the Apollo program’s onboard computers, and finally finish with the first human footsteps on the moon.
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Ep 297: FTL, and the relativistic refrigerator



FTL, and the relativistic refrigerator

In honor of April fools’ day, we start with real science and then go off into wild speculation. We talk about the possibility of faster than light, and time travel. Not to be taken seriously, but fun!
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Ep 296: Apollo’s fiery chariot



Apollo’s fiery chariot

To go to the moon, you need the right equipment. This includes the giant Saturn V rocket, and the escape system to get you away from your giant rocket when something goes wrong. Join us for a look at the hardware of the Apollo program.
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Ep 295: Humans, IN SPACE!



Humans, IN SPACE!

We talk about the people of the Mercury and Gemini programs. Over and over again, the astronauts saved the mission went things went wrong. They also played a few silly jokes on one another, and we go along for the ride.
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Ep 294: Animals, IN SPACE!



Animals, IN SPACE!

Before humans went into space, animals were sent. We talk about some animal and human astronauts, a little about rockets and a side trip to using nuclear explosions for thrust.
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Ep293: Arms race to space race



Arms race to space race

At the end of world war II, nuclear weapons had been used for war. By 1949, the USSR had successfully tested their own atom bomb. Everyone scrambled to build rockets that could launch their terror weapons at any part of the globe, especially at each other. The same rockets being built for war were used to reach into space.
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Ep 292: Supersonic flight, rocket planes and the edge of space



Supersonic flight, rocket planes and the edge of space

After world war II, the world became very interested in super sonic flight, and high altitude research. Along with a side trip to how jet engines work, we take a look at rocket planes—the first manned vehicles to reach the edge of space.
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