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Sat, December 12 2020

Failure to Launch: The Heart-Stopping Pad Shutdown of Gemini VI-A

Moments after ignition on December 12, 1965, one of Gemini VI's engine suddenly shut down. Astronauts Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford waited tensely in the cockpit for a plan to get them out of the life threatening situation. What happened over the next three days is nothing short of remarkable.

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Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford
Thu, November 26 2020

AirSpace Season 3|Ep.10
Station to Station

We all need a little self-care these days, so in honor of the ISS's 20th anniversary, we’ll tell you about what astronaut life is like when they aren’t doing the extraordinary science, essential maintenance, and extraterrestrial chores necessary to sustain our home in space.

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Station to Station

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Fri, March 29 2019

AirSpace 
Bonus Briefing

As you may have heard, astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain were scheduled to perform a spacewalk today. AirSpace hosts Emily, Matt, and Nick break down why this changed. 

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Bonus Briefing

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Fri, December 21 2018

Apollo 8 Astronaut Remembers Looking Down at Earth

Capt. James A Lovell, Apollo 8 astronaut, recently shared his memories of that historic mission at our Spirit of Apollo, 50th anniversary celebration.

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Capt. James A. Lovell, USN (Ret.)
Thu, November 8 2018

AirSpace Ep.17:
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

2 Space Shuttles + 1 asteroid the size of Texas + a dash of 90s rock = the most terribly wonderful space movie of all time? Well, maybe for Emily, Matt, and Nick.  This fall has got us hooked on space movies. So, Emily, Matt, and Nick decided to rewatch the 1998 film Armageddon to see how many inaccuracies they could find. 

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I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

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Tue, July 24 2018

Spaceflight and Surviving Shark Attacks

Shaq does shark week. Ronda Rousey against a bull shark. Bear Grylls faces off with … yes … a shark. Shark Week is full of celebrities having close encounters with one of the ocean’s greatest predators, but did you know early astronauts were also prepared for their own tussle with the fearsome fish?

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Shark Repellent, Project Mercury
Thu, May 31 2018

Remembering Astronaut and Artist Alan Bean

We remember Alan L.  Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon and the only artist to have visited the Moon.

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Apollo 12 - Alan Bean
Sat, May 26 2018

Looking Closer at Sally Ride’s Flight Jacket

How the patches on Sally Ride’s flight jacket help tell her groundbreaking story of spaceflight.

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Dr. Sally Ride During Deorbit Preparations
Thu, May 17 2018

Remembering Tom Wolfe and The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe, the author of The Right Stuff (1979), one of the most iconic literary books about spaceflight, died this week.

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The First American Astronauts - Mercury 7
Tue, May 8 2018

Astronauts Thank the Teachers Who Helped Them Soar

NASA astronauts thank the educators who helped inspire them to achieve their dreams. 

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Teacher workshop explores Moon phase activity

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