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The Space Above Us

A podcast about the history of NASA human spaceflight. New episodes every other Thursday.
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Jul 14, 2016

Gordon Cooper becomes the first astronaut to spend a full day in space and brings a successful conclusion to Project Mercury.

Jun 30, 2016

Wally Schirra and Sigma 7 show us how it's done and pave the way for the one day mission.

Jun 16, 2016

Science moves to the forefront and Scott Carpenter moves several hundred miles past the landing zone on Aurora 7.

Jun 2, 2016

John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth and has a close call with a potential heat shield problem.

May 19, 2016

The complete air to ground transmissions of Mercury-Redstone 4: the flight of Liberty Bell 7.

May 19, 2016

Gus Grissom flies the second and final suborbital flight of Project Mercury.

May 5, 2016

The complete air to ground transmissions, plus PAO commentary, for the Freedom 7 mission. Thanks to YouTube user lunarmodule5 for the audio. You can find his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/lunarmodule5

May 5, 2016

Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space as he pilots Freedom 7.

May 5, 2016

A brief look at the buildup to crewed flights in Project Mercury.

May 5, 2016

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