188 - STS-106 - 2A or not 2b (ISS Resupply 2A.2b)
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by JP Burke
3w ago
On STS-106, we finally get to meet Zvezda, the Russian service module for the International Space Station. We also meet some new faces, decrypt some mission designations, move a bunch of equipment, and perform an EVA that may or may not be a milestone. Show notes: https://thespaceabove.us/episodes/ep188_sts-106/ https://thespaceabove.us https://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs ..read more
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187 - Interview with former NASA flight surgeon Dr. Kim Broadwell
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by JP Burke
1M ago
I think we can all agree that social media (and anything approaching it) was a mistake, but sometimes the internet decides to throw you a bone and you meet a NASA flight surgeon on Reddit. After some friendly chatting via email, Dr. Kim Broadwell was gracious enough to speak to me on the podcast. Let’s hear what he has to say! Show notes: https://thespaceabove.us/episodes/ep187_interview_dr_kim_broadwell/ https://thespaceabove.us https://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs   ..read more
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184 - STS-103 - Y2K And I Feel Fine (Hubble Servicing 3A)
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by JP Burke
5M ago
The Hubble Space Telescope couldn't wait until the year 2000 for a visit, while the Space Shuttle's computers couldn't handle the year 2000 at all. With the clock ticking, will the crew of STS-103 be able to save the new year for scientists everywhere? http://thespaceabove.us http://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs http://patreon.com/TheSpaceAboveUs ..read more
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182 - STS-96 - Additional Supply Depots Required (ISS Resupply 2A.1)
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by JP Burke
8M ago
On the first resupply mission to the ISS we've got tons of stuff to transfer, a disco ball to deploy, and a surprising number of quotations from Dan Barry! http://thespaceabove.us http://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs http://patreon.com/TheSpaceAboveUs ..read more
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181 - STS-88 - A United Dawn (Zarya and Unity)
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by JP Burke
9M ago
The ISS era is upon us! Let's learn about Zarya, the first module of the International Space Station, and bring it a buddy: Unity! With a Russian and an American module flying, the ISS will be born. In this episode we'll wonder why it's too quiet, why the wires are on the outside, and which teams were playing down in South America! http://thespaceabove.us http://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs http://patreon.com/TheSpaceAboveUs ..read more
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180 - STS-95 - Zero-G And I Still Feel Fine (Glenn, SPARTAN, SPACEHAB)
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by JP Burke
11M ago
On STS-95 we've got the return of SPARTAN, the return of SPACEHAB, and the return of.. John Glenn! Let's do some science and learn how the 77 year old former astronaut found himself once again whizzing around in orbit. http://thespaceabove.us http://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs http://patreon.com/TheSpaceAboveUs ..read more
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179 - Phase One Done (Shuttle-Mir Retrospective)
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by JP Burke
1y ago
We take a look back at the Shuttle-Mir program, including a whirlwind tour of all seven long duration missions and a glimpse into Mir's ultimate fate.   http://thespaceabove.us http://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs http://patreon.com/TheSpaceAboveUs ..read more
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178 - STS-91 - A Farewell to Mir (Bringing Thomas Home)
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by JP Burke
1y ago
On STS-91 we'll try out a new external tank, learn a little physics, and find out what Mir upper management thinks about the state of the space station. Oh, we'll also bring Andy Thomas home and wave farewell to Mir forever. http://thespaceabove.us http://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs http://patreon.com/TheSpaceAboveUs ..read more
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Special Update - Don't Force It
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by JP Burke
1y ago
We take a brief break from space to consider some valuable life lessons.   http://thespaceabove.us http://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs http://patreon.com/TheSpaceAboveUs ..read more
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177 - STS-90 - Of Mice and Medicine (Neurolab)
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by JP Burke
1y ago
On STS-90 we've got a Spacelab full of nervous system experiments, we'll play a little catch, and we'll wonder where NASA got 2000 crickets.   http://thespaceabove.us http://twitter.com/SpaceAboveUs http://patreon.com/TheSpaceAboveUs ..read more
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