Space Rocket History

Space Rocket History

Published by: Michael Annis
219 Episodes | First Released: Jun 8 '16 | 🇺🇸
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SCE2OX
Aug 23 '19
Rating:   10
Mind food

I am lucky enough to have the Apollo 11 landing in my science curriculum. I started listening to this to deepen my background knowledge on the Apollo program. I have since become hooked. I love the format and insight into the astronauts thoughts. Keep up the good work Michael!

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spacexrocks
Aug 6 '19
Rating:   8
Cool

I love this podcast but I do kinda wish that you did recent missions to though. I would recommend this podcast to anyone that is fascinated by space!

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NiftyInsight
Aug 1 '19
Rating:   10
Almost like being there

I recently discovered this podcast and I’m amazed at the level of detail and quality of the production. I’ve really enjoyed listening so far. If I close my eyes I can imagine that I’m right there beside the astronauts. Well done! Keep up the great work!

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TAF1701
Jul 21 '19
Rating:   10
The History Is In the Details

My preparation for today’s 50th anniversary has been by watching & especially listening to documentaries & analyses of most space missions prior to Apollo 11. The depth of information gathered, redacted, and presented by this Podcast is astronomical. One of my college professors said that the most accurate historical interpretation of an event “is in examining the details” including its contemporary context & social significance. Mr. Annis does this. In my graduate study we were taught to rely heavily on primary sources — for me it was ancient texts from 1500+ years ago. Thank goodness there are volumes of audio data to provide the play-by-play. His narration further defines the chronology. During the late 1960s & early ‘70s, my father contributed to the development of video & data recording systems used in spacecraft — via RCA in Camden NJ, one of NASA’s subcontractors. He was one of the key electrical engineers who invented a magnetic-tape recorder which flew on Skylab. The staff were given the official mission patches for those that they worked on in some capacity. I have his: Apollo 10, 11, 12, 15, Apollo-Soyuz, plus Skylab I & II. My dad was killed in 1993; my eldest brother that same year, too. In 1985 my grandfather died in a similar accident which could have been prevented. Recently I bought a $300 jacket at a thrift store for seven dollars, and I planned to have 11’s familiar “Eagle & Moon” patch affixed. After hearing the sad story of Apollo 1 (January 1967), I decided instead to use its own beautifully embroidered colorful but tasteful symbol. All six men —Grissom, White, Chafee, and Flint, Flint, Flint — died in the midst of tragic fire. History repeating itself? I think not. There are plenty of people who hail the triumph of “our” landing on the moon, and rightly we should. Personally though I choose to honor those who suffered the consequences of the negligence particular to them. The seamstress worked a miracle... it is sewn very deep into the leather like it had been there all along & was waiting to be uncovered. The learning of situational history works in similar fashion; the truth of the day (e.g., the audio clips, documents) uncovers a broader reality. And that brings understanding of that reality. I guess the spoken delivery is a bit slow & sometimes a little stilted, but this hefty podcast shares a great deal of primary source material. Present pursuit of knowledge about the past must inform the unfolding of the future. My $7.00 jacket testifies that the history is in the details. For that reason it is now priceless.

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Mike Rushlow
Jul 10 '19
Rating:   10
Top notch content

This podcast is incredible comprehensive. If you want a nearly complete summation of how humans got into space this is the podcast for you.

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Project:haus
Jul 9 '19
Rating:   10
Love your podcasts and I love space!

I am ten and am unterstanding everything he was talking about! He was explaining everything very well.My Dad and I sometimes listen to the podcasts to go to bed. I fall asleep really fast.Yes I recommend your podcast I LOVE THEM!And I hope you had a good anniversary!

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MichaelCfromTN
Jun 13 '19
Rating:   10
Space history at its best

If you love the history of mankind’s efforts to explore space you will love this podcast.

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AnthonyStuart
Jun 7 '19
Rating:   10
WHY CAN’T I GIVE THIS 7-STARS?

Every word that can possibly be said about the dedication, explanation, and sheer joyous jubilation that Michael (and his bride) bring to the world in every episode has been said before! Consider this review yet another reinforcement of every five-star review before mine - thank you for giving my ears such happiness and my brain such stimulation!

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Benihana H.
May 23 '19
Rating:   10
Love this pod!

Michael does a great job capturing the evolution of space exploration! The series on Apollo 13 is an absolute treat. Would recommend to anyone looking to better understand both the technical and geopolitical challenges that great nations faced in their race to the heavens. Great stuff, keep it coming Michael!

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Len2222
May 7 '19
Rating:   10
Space Rocket History

Terrific and incredibly detailed history of the space race. I am old enough to remember a lot of this history and followed the space program religiously as it was happening but this podcast has really impressed me with its focus on details that I never knew about. Very well done. Highly recommended.

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