The Space Above Us
A podcast about the history of NASA human spaceflight. New episodes every other Thursday.
info_outline 118 - Space Shuttle Endeavour 10/15/2020
118 - Space Shuttle Endeavour 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.
info_outline 114 - STS-48 08/20/2020
114 - STS-48 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!
info_outline 112 - STS-40 07/23/2020
112 - STS-40 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.
info_outline 100 - Q&A Special 02/06/2020
100 - Q&A Special 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.
info_outline Supplemental 6 - Allan McDonald Testimony 11/25/2019
Supplemental 6 - Allan McDonald Testimony 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!