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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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Nov 17, 2016

Frank Borman and Jim Lovell are in space. They've been there for a while and they've got a ways to go. Let's follow them on their incredible 14 day journey into unexplored territory of human spaceflight endurance.

Nov 3, 2016

Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford have to try a few times to get off the ground while the crew of Gemini VII is already waiting for them in orbit. Find out why VI-A comes after VII!

Oct 20, 2016

Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad may come to regret their slogan of "8 Days or Bust" for the groundbreaking flight of Gemini V.

Oct 6, 2016

Project Gemini continues with the flight of Jim McDivitt and Ed White aboard Gemini IV. Learn about spacewalks, orbital rendezvous, and how to open a stuck door in space!

Sep 22, 2016

Gus Grissom and John Young kick off Project Gemini and catch a bite to eat along the way.

Sep 8, 2016

Project Gemini was America's second major manned spaceflight program and will take this podcast clear into 2017. Come learn the basics about Project Gemini before we launch into detailed looks at each mission.

Aug 25, 2016

We follow the X-15 on one more parabolic arc through space and learn more about the pilots who flew it and some of the amazing results of the program.

Aug 11, 2016

High above the United States desert, the X-15 becomes America's second manned spacecraft and Joe Walker becomes the 7th American to fly in space.

Jul 28, 2016

We revisit Project Mercury while trying to put it into a larger context and examine President Kennedy's decision to send us to the Moon.

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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