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A weekly podcast devoted to the exploration of space, with updates on what is happening in the space flight world as well as looking back at some of the key moments and figures involved with the evolution of space flight. Presented by historian Emily Carney and space nerd Dave Giles. More info: https://www.spaceandthingspodcast.com Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/spaceandthings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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It's finally happened. We've got a whole show dedicated to Skylab. That's right, this week Emily talks us through 5 random facts about Skylab which maybe you knew, or maybe you didn't, but either way, it's something she's incredibly passionate about and thus very entertaining and educational at the same time! Emily's Skylab Article: https://space.n…
 
We decided we needed to record an extra podcast to celebrate the life of Michael Collins, who died on Wednesday 28th April at the age of 90. Family Statement: https://www.facebook.com/AstroMichaelCollins/posts/309533063877486 NASA Statement: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/statements-on-passing-of-michael-collins Official Obituary: https://www.f…
 
This week we talk about a real unsung hero. Gerard K. O'Neill. His work about space colonies was truly ground breaking and his book 'The High Frontier' is one of the most inspiring there is. O'Neill is the subject of a new movie, 'The High Frontier - The Untold Story Of Gerard K. O'Neill' and we're joined by three members of the production team to …
 
April 22nd is Earth Day, so today we are joined by BluShift Aerospace CEO Sascha Deri and communications director Seth Lockman to talk to us about what they're doing to try and kickstart the conversations in the aerospace industry about sustainability and using non toxic biofuels. Emily's Webinars/talks: Thursday 22nd April - 2pm ET National Aerona…
 
This week we take a look at the very first Space Shuttle mission which took place on April 12th 1981. To do this we're joined by the wonderful author David Hitt who wrote the book 'Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years'. David Hitt: http://davidhitt.net/about/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidhitt Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theda…
 
On April 12th it's the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first spaceflight, so we asked author Stephen Walker to join us. He has just released a wonderful book called 'Beyond' all about Gagarin and it's a belter. Stephen Walker: https://www.stephenwalkerbeyond.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SWalkerBEYOND Yuri's Night: https://yurisnight.net/abo…
 
Today Lego release a brand new Space Shuttle Discovery set which also includes the Hubble Space Telescope, so we thought it was a great time to talk Lego and space with Charlie Nangle who runs one of our favourite instagram accounts: The.Brick.Space Charlie Nangle: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.brick.space Twitter: https://www.twitter.co…
 
On Friday, the news broke that legendary NASA flight director Glynn Lunney had passed away aged 84. We spend some time talking about his finest moments and do our best to pay tribute to one of our heroes. To do this we're joined by author of "Go, Flight! The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control" - Rick Houston. Official NASA Obituary: https://www.nasa.…
 
This week we talk to author, historian and curator of the Project Apollo collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to discuss her new book, 'Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo'. More on Dr Muir-Harmony: https://airandspace.si.edu/people/staff/teasel-muir-harmony Twitter: https://twitter.com/teaselmuir Instag…
 
This week Emily teaches Dave about the existence of possibly the worst space movie of all time... We'd love to know if you've seen it, or if you have other films which would qualify for that title. "Houston, We've Got A Problem" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUxm7KgD2cU&t=1404s Emily's article on the film: https://space.nss.org/when-houston-is-…
 
This week we break away from our normal scheduling to bring you a panel to discuss how to best support woman in the space community. Next week we'll catch up on all the news we've missed this week, but we feel that this is a discussion worth having. If you have anything you'd like to contribute to the discussion please do get in touch. We asked thr…
 
What a week. Two amazing stories this week which we hope will inspire you as much as they have us! Perseverance Landing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUqsH5y1j1M Perseverance Audio File from the Surface: https://soundcloud.com/nasa/first-sounds-from-mars-filters-out-rover-self-noise/s-rnjGarHQjxB Perseverance Highlight Real from Mission Co…
 
This week we preview the brand new season of Apple TV's 'For All Mankind' which premiers on Friday 19th February. We were lucky to be able to talk to show's creator Ronald D. Moore and we hope you enjoy the interview. 'For All Mankind' is an alternative history show which starts with the idea that the Soviet Union were the first to walk on the moon…
 
This month is well and truly Mars month with three separate missions from three different countries arriving at the red planet, so we asked Elizabeth Howell and Nicholas Booth to join us. The pair have recently released a fantastic book 'The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time' which is well worth checking o…
 
An action packed show for you. Loads to talk about. Chinese rockets, bio fuel rockets, space walks, SN9, mission announcements, private astronauts, Ham the astrochimp, the Apollo 14 50th anniversary, the Apollo 11 Quarantine film, the Mobile Quarantine Facility and a new Apollo 16 movie.... how do we fit it in? Well we just about did it! We hope we…
 
This week we have a very special interview with Ben Feist, the technical consultant for the Apollo 11 movie and the new Apollo 11 Quarantine movie. He also started the Apollo Real Time website and now works for NASA. It's an amazingly inspiring interview. We hope you enjoy. Apollo 11 Quarantine Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxMqsAbAAvY A…
 
It's been another very busy week in the world of space flight and we do our best to bring you up to date, but we also pay tribute to Dr. William Thornton, former NASA astronaut who died aged 91 last week. NASA Tribute to William Thornton: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/nasa-remembers-astronaut-william-thornton/ William Thornton Archives: https:…
 
We love pondering what might have happened if events transpired slightly differently, and it turns out that there are plenty of great authors who have delivered us some fantastic pieces about these very ideas. So this week we have a talk about some of our favourite alternative space histories. For All Mankind: https://tv.apple.com/gb/show/for-all-m…
 
In our first podcast of 2021 we spend some time talking about two people from the world of space who we think have been over looked. There are obviously thousands of people who fit this bill, but this podcast isn't going anywhere soon, so we'll do our best! George Carruthers: Looking Back: Dr. George Carruthers and Apollo 16 Far Ultraviolet Camera/…
 
Emily and Dave take a look back at what's happened in 2020 and pick out some highlights, they also look forward into 2021 and make some plans. This show was pre-recorded before Christmas, normal news and updates will recommence in the next episode. We hope you've had a great holiday season. Image credit: Space X Space and Things: Twitter: https://w…
 
To get us in the festive spirit, we spend some time looking at the history of crewed space flight at Christmas. We even added some jingle bells to help get you in the mood. Further Reading: A brief history of humans spending Christmas in space: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-18/brief-history-of-humans-spending-christmas-in-space/9235812 Christ…
 
At the end of last week's podcast we said that this week would be a pre-recorded show, but then all the space news came in at once, so Dave and Emily made time to get together to talk it though. In particular, they both believe that the biggest story of last week didn't get the attention it deserved. So, hopefully this helps to readdress the balanc…
 
Are you looking to get a Christmas present for someone who loves space? This episode might help you out as we discuss some ideas and also speak to Max Kaiserman from Luna Replicas to discuss his store and their products (spoilers, they're incredible). And of course we cover all of this weeks news. Luna Replicas: Lunareplicas.com instagram.com/lunar…
 
This week's big news story is that China have landed their third spacecraft on the moon and this one plans to return a sample from the surface. As a result of this, Emily and Dave have a look back at the history of the robotic missions to the moon. This week in space: SpaceX 100th successful Falcon 9 launch 24th November: https://www.youtube.com/wa…
 
In this week's podcast we are joined by actor Eric Ladin, who has recently been on our screens portraying Chris Kraft in 'The Right Stuff' on Disney+. You may also recognise him from playing Gene Kranz in 'For All Mankind' on AppleTV. He was a great sport and offers some fantastic insight into the making of these shows. We also give our verdict on …
 
In this week's podcast we are joined by Sarah Cruddas who has just released the most wonderful book called "Look Up: Our Story With The Stars" and it she has giving us an incredible interview. Find out more about Sarah: https://sarahcruddas.com/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sarahcruddas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahcruddastv Order …
 
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