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093 - STS-51L - Part 2

The Space Above Us

Release Date: 10/31/2019

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The Space Above Us

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.

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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

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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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This week we've got classified satellites, alarming heat shield damage, and another Mike is out of his seat!

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The Space Shuttle is flying again with STS-26! Let's see if we can figure out how to fold some chairs.

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We take a quick break from the main narrative to take a look around at a few things that happened during the shuttle's lengthy hiatus.

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In this lengthy supplemental, we listen to Allan McDonald's testimony in front of the Rogers Commission on February 25th, 1986. This is a long episode, so just a friendly reminder that supplementals are considered optional!

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We conclude our coverage of the Challenger accident by digging into why it was able to happen.

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The Space Above Us

We look at what physically happened on STS-51L and try to answer some questions.

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Before we deal with the tragic loss of Space Shuttle Challenger, we take a moment to learn about the remarkable mission that should have been.

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We look at what physically happened on STS-51L and try to answer some questions.