By DraftHouse Media
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Moonstruck is a podcast about humans in space. Hear from astronauts, engineers, politicians, and space decision-makers as they tell their stories from the history of human spaceflight, sharing how their time at the edge of human understanding taught them about themselves and the rest of us on the ground.
||CleanThe Hand-Me-Down Space Suit||Unlike the major human spaceflight missions that came before it, the International Space Station didn't come with new space suits. Now almost 40 years old, the space suits on board have their own stories to tell. In 2013, one of them suffered a close...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisaster Strikes||NASA's Space Shuttle has launched more astronauts to outer space than all other space vehicles combined. But instead of being remembered as a workhorse for human spaceflight, the most retold stories of the Space Shuttle are stained with tragedy: two...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Privilege to Launch||After the Soviet Union launched the first woman to space in 1963, the United States waited over twenty years to do the same. NASA didn't consider women for the earliest space missions, despite their proven ability to live and work in the space...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpace Germs||When the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on Earth's surface after humankind's first trip to the Moon, their journey wasn't over yet. Concerned about the possibility of lunar pathogens infecting the astronauts, NASA scientists quarantined the crew members...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBodies in Orbit||Before there was Yuri, there was Laika. When the first human astronaut left Earth’s atmosphere in 1961, both the American and Soviet space programs had spent years testing the environment with animal passengers. Now, as we push deeper into space,...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpace is Dangerous||Throughout history, humans have had a dangerous pattern of challenging the bounds of Earth's gravity, testing our limits, and expanding our world. In 1965, two nations raced to complete the first space walk; that is, sending an astronaut outside of...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Moonstruck||Coming March 21.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fascinating and well done
I really like this podcast and am learning a lot as well as being entertained. Great to get a sense of the space program past, present and future from those who participated, and to learn the behind-the-scenes stories. I appreciate the knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenter as well.
Makes you feel something.
Time will tell
The first 3 of this 4 part series are generally well produced and entertaining podcasts. While lacking in much substantive content they are enjoyable and informative for those who have no background.
Sadly, the fourth and longest episode was little more than a liberal diatribe setting forth unsubstantiated claims that both NASA and the Russian Space Agency are both misogynistic and racist.
Hopefully this podcast will focus on the fascinating subject of space and leave politics for another venue.