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Ep. 350: Space Ship One

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) SpaceShipOne is the spacecraft created by Scaled Composites to win the $10 million Ansari X-Prize in 2003. It was the first privately built spacecraft to reach 100 km in altitude, twice in two weeks, carrying the equivalent of 3 people. It’s the...

Ep. 349: Mercury 7 and How the US Picked the First Astronauts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Before the Apollo Program, there was the Gemini Program, and before Gemini came the Mercury Program. 7 elite astronauts chosen from a pool of military test pilots. How did NASA choose these original 7 men? Ep. 349: Mercury 7 and How the US Picked...

Ep. 348: Places with Numbers: 2 Independence Sq (NASA HQ)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Although NASA is spread across the entire US, the headquarters is based right in Washington, DC. And the headquarters building is known as Two Independence Square. This is where past and future space policy for the agency was developed. Ep. 348:...

Ep. 345: Numbered Places: Launch Complex 39

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Almost every historic American launch occurred at one place in Cape Canaveral: Launch Complex 39. Good old LC39 was build for the Apollo spacecraft, and then modified for the Space Shuttle program. And now it’s carrying on this tradition for upcoming...

Ep. 344: The Rings of Saturn

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.7MB) There’s so much we know about Saturn’s beautiful rings, and yet, there’s so much we don’t know. Morgan Rehnberg, a PhD student at the University of Colorado, Boulder and works with the Cassini mission. Morgan joins Fraser to talk...

Ep. 343: The Universe is Trying To Kill You

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) We always say that the Universe is trying to kill you, but we thought we’d really hammer the point home. Dr. Phil Plait from Bad Astronomy joins Fraser Cain for a very special episode of Astronomy Cast. Join us as we hammer out all the ways the...

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