Space Rocket History

Space Rocket History

Michael Annis

Description: The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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Space Rocket History #224 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 2 – One Priceless Moment

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Support Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims through the Red Cross. “For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. And one … Continue reading '...

An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #26 – Why the Moon?

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“We have been plunged into a race for the conquest of outer space. As a reason for this undertaking some look to the new and exciting scientific discoveries which are certain to be made. Others feel the challenge to transport … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #223 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 1

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Support Hurricane Harvey victims through the Red Cross. Silently and carefully, Armstrong raised his left boot over the lip of the footpad and lowered it to the dust. Immediately he tested his weight, bouncing in the gentle gravity, and when … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #222 – Apollo 11 – Post Landing & EVA Prep

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Support Hurricane Harvey victims through the Red Cross. Inside the Eagle Buzz and Neil knew every second was crucial. The T1 time was only 2 minutes so They hastily ran down through their checklists, preparing as though they were going … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #221 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 3

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“Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.”...

Space Rocket History #220 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 2

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Suddenly, Buzz and Neil heard the high-pitched sound of the Master Alarm. On the computer display the “PROG” light glowed amber. “Program alarm,” Armstrong radioed. Quickly, Aldrin queried the computer for the alarm code, and “1202” flashed on the display...

Space Rocket History #219 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 1

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The machine-like performance of flight crew and ground controllers continued. Each participant was in perfect harmony with the other, moving to a cadence dictated by the laws of physics and the clock...

Space Rocket History #218 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Orbit

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As they passed behind the moon, they had just over 8 minutes to go before the burn. They were super-careful now, they checked and rechecked each step several times. It had to be perfect. Just one digit in the computer … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #217 – Apollo 11 – Cislunar

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What do we call this strange region between earth and moon? Cislunar space is the most common term, Is it day or night?  Humans generally define night as that time when our planet is between our eyes and the sun, … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #216 – Apollo 11 – Transposition, Docking & Extraction

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Collins’ first task was to separate the command and service modules from the Saturn and proceed away from it a safe distance; then turn around and face it...
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