Dec 02

Space Rocket History #353 – Apollo 16 – LMP Charlie Duke

“Roger, Twank…Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot!,” Capcom Charlie Duke, Apollo 11 landing.

Nov 18

Space Rocket History #352 – Apollo 16 – Introduction, Crew Selection & CMP Ken Mattingly

cogito, ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am). Rene Descartes.

Nov 04

Space Rocket History #351 – Apollo 15 – First Deep Space EVA and Splashdown

As the red smoke cleared, Al saw widening holes in one of their parachutes, collapsing it into a useless strip of cloth. “We’ve got a streamer on one,” Al reported.

Oct 21

Space Rocket History #350 – Apollo 15 – Lunar Liftoff, Rendezvous and Docking – Tang Ceremony

On Hadley Plain, at 171:37 GET, right on schedule, Falcon’s engine lit, hurling the ascent stage upward in an impressive flurry of dust and debris, captured for the first time on camera and transmitted live to a world-wide audience.

Oct 07

Space Rocket History #349 – Apollo 15 – Meanwhile on Endeavour

After being cooped up together so closely with his fellow astronauts inside Endeavor, Worden enjoyed stretching out for his solo flight.  Now he really got to fly.

Jul 29

Space Rocket History #344 – Apollo 15 – Oxygen Leak, Glass Ball, First Steps & The Lunar Rover

After a good nights sleep, Houston woke the astronauts up an hour early the next morning because of a slight oxygen leak.

Jul 15

Space Rocket History #343 – Apollo 15 – Falcon on the Moon

It was immediately clear that Falcon had landed on uneven ground, right on the rim of a small crater; the LM was tipped backward at a slight angle. It turned out that one of the rear feet had landed in a shallow crater.

Jul 01

Space Rocket History #342 – Apollo 15 – Lunar Orbit & Landing

Craning to look through the triangular window for a glimpse of the land ahead, Scott saw no sign of Hadley Rille.