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The Space Above Us

Release Date: 10/01/2020

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The Space Above Us

Space Shuttle Atlantis has 20 kilometers of tether in the backseat.. but does it know how to use it?

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The Space Above Us

Columbia is hauling the US Microgravity Laboratory for almost two weeks, and Commander Richards wishes his wife left her cell phone on.

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The Space Above Us

Space Shuttle Endeavour flies for the first time. But if we're going to capture this satellite, we're going to need all hands on deck. Or on payload bay.

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The Space Above Us

Before diving into the next mission, we take a quick detour to introduce a bunch of spacefarers, including one who will fly twenty-five times. We'll also learn a bit about why the next mission was necessary in the first place.

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The Space Above Us

Atlantis is getting ready to fire photon torpedoes at Planet Earth! Well.. sort of.

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The Space Above Us

Space Shuttle Discovery is packed with so much science it's practically bursting at the seams, but don't forget to take some time to look out the window!

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The Space Above Us

For a simple IUS-based deploy mission, I sure found a lot to say about this mission! We've got nuclear bombs, caterpillar men, pranks, and multiple near-collisions in the air and in space.

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Discovery has the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite in the payload bay, and it's ready to learn all about the stratosphere and mesosphere! This episode was originally going to have a story about the mission commander trying to ski in space but I ran out of time!

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The Space Above Us

TDRS-E needs a ride to space, John Blaha is in command, and the middeck is full of science experiments.

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The Space Above Us

It seems like this human spaceflight thing might be here to stay, so we better do some life sciences experiments and learn more about the impact of microgravity on the human body. Also, Space Shuttle Columbia carries more jellyfish into space than it ever has before.

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