Space Rocket History

Space Rocket History

Michael Annis

Description: The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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Space Rocket History #228 – Apollo 11 – The Return

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The next critical event in the Apollo 11 mission was the Trans-Earth Injection burn. The burn involved firing the big service propulsion engine for two and a half minutes on the back side of the moon...

Space Rocket History #227 – Apollo 11 – Rendezvous, Docking and Jettisoning

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The ascent of the Eagle was strikingly swift compared with the liftoff of the huge Saturn V rocket from Cape Canaveral. Of course for the Moon launch, there was no atmosphere resisting Eagle, and there was only one-sixth gravity to … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #226 – Apollo 11 – Moon Launch

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Until now they had been focused on reaching the moon, landing, taking a walk on its surface, setting up experiments, exploring, and gathering evidence. With those tasks completed and their lunar bounty was board, the top priority was to fly … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #225 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 3

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Without a word to Houston, while Buzz made his way back to Eagle, Armstrong took off running. Long strides carried Armstrong into the sun’s glare to the edge of a crater that looked to be 80 feet across and 15 … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #224 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 2 – One Priceless Moment

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Support Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims through the Red Cross. “For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. And one … Continue reading '...

An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #26 – Why the Moon?

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“We have been plunged into a race for the conquest of outer space. As a reason for this undertaking some look to the new and exciting scientific discoveries which are certain to be made. Others feel the challenge to transport … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #223 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 1

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Support Hurricane Harvey victims through the Red Cross. Silently and carefully, Armstrong raised his left boot over the lip of the footpad and lowered it to the dust. Immediately he tested his weight, bouncing in the gentle gravity, and when … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #222 – Apollo 11 – Post Landing & EVA Prep

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Support Hurricane Harvey victims through the Red Cross. Inside the Eagle Buzz and Neil knew every second was crucial. The T1 time was only 2 minutes so They hastily ran down through their checklists, preparing as though they were going … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #221 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 3

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“Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.”...

Space Rocket History #220 – Apollo 11 – Lunar Landing – Part 2

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Suddenly, Buzz and Neil heard the high-pitched sound of the Master Alarm. On the computer display the “PROG” light glowed amber. “Program alarm,” Armstrong radioed. Quickly, Aldrin queried the computer for the alarm code, and “1202” flashed on the display...
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