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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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Jun 25, 2020

Atlantis has one heavy satellite to deploy, and the EVA crew has to evaluate some strange exercise devices in the payload bay. Sort of.

Jun 11, 2020

Columbia has a tricky time getting off the launchpad, but once it does, it performs some fancy astronomy that can only be done in space!

May 28, 2020

STS-38 seems to be a run of the mill classified mission at first.. until someone discovers something flashing in GEO.

May 14, 2020

Ulysses has a long journey ahead of it, and it all starts on Space Shuttle Discovery and STS-41!

Apr 30, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope is finally here and it's about to rewrite the textbooks. If we can just get it to clear the payload bay in one piece.

Apr 16, 2020

Atlantis has something in its payload bay.. what it could be is anyone's guess!

Apr 2, 2020

The Long Duration Exposure Facility has been waiting for its ride home for a while. Let's go catch it before it becomes the Short Duration Exposure to Reentry Conditions Facility.

Mar 19, 2020

We end up with a shorter episode thanks to another classified flight. But if you need a sweet new PC, I think Huey can hook you up.

Mar 5, 2020

Atlantis is back on the launchpad and has another interplanetary mission in its payload bay! Galileo is headed to Jupiter! Please set aside 110 days to download this episode.

Feb 20, 2020

Columbia is back in the flight rotation with a mysterious spacecraft in the payload bay and a mysterious experiment in the middeck!

Feb 6, 2020

The Space Above Us has reached 100 episodes! Let's take a break from space, spaceflight history, NASA, Project Mercury, the X-15, Project Gemini, the Apollo Program, Skylab, and the Space Shuttle, and answer some audience questions! That previous sentence definitely wasn't crafted to make the show more discoverable to space nerds.

Jan 23, 2020

After nearly ten years, NASA is launching another interplanetary probe! Magellan is headed to Venus and it's catching a ride with Space Shuttle Atlantis

Jan 9, 2020

Yes, we went from STS-27 right to STS-29. Discovery is flying again with a TDRS to deploy, some pipes to shake up, and a John Blaha to defend.

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