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218 – A Life in Apollo

Gast: George Knudsen     Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Alexander Grote George Knudsen started working in 1958 on the Redstone missile, and moved on to working on the Atlas ICBM. Later he worked on the Saturn 5 launch vehicle, where he was responsible for the...

167 – The Apollo Guidance Computer

Guest: Frank O'Brien    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Stefaan Rillaert This episode is a mix between computer architecture, programming and (historic) space flight. We cover the ins and outs of the Apollo Guidance Computer. Our guest ist Frank O'Brien, who...

097 – How Apollo Explored the Moon

This is the long-awaited follow-up to the first Apollo episode, once again with W. David Woods, author of How Apollo Flew to the Moon. In this episode we cover that part that we omitted in the first episode: the time on the moon. We talk about life support, the various scientific instruments and...

083 – How Apollo Flew to the Moon

This episode is a conversation with W. David Woods about his wonderful book How Apollo Flew to the Moon where he describes in great length all the detail a geek wants to know about how the Apollo spacecraft and the flights to the Moon worked. In the episode, we basically go through an Apollo mission...

Raumfahrt

Raumfahrt Jede Menge Episoden aus bemannter und umbemannter Raumfahrt. Hier sind zehn, viele weitere finden sich unter den Tags Raumfahrt und Space. The Shuttle’s Achievements for Space Exploration Alexander Gerst: als Kommandant auf die ISS The History and Technology of Spy...

Transkript: Alexander Gerst – als Kommandant auf die ISS (250)

Transcript: omega tau 250 – Alexander Gerst: als Kommandant auf die ISS /250-alexander-gerst-als-kommandant-auf-die-iss/ Im April habe ich in Köln am Europäischen Astronautenzentrum Alexander Gerst getroffen, der dort gerade für seinen zweiten Flug zur ISS im Jahr 2018 trainiert. Er wird dann...

239 – The Saturn V Launch Vehicle

Guest: David Woods     Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Stefaan Rillaert David Woods has a new book out, so of course he has to talk about it on omega tau :-) His recent book is about the Saturn V launch vehicle, i.e., this time it is about the rocket, not about...

Intro / Outro

Since we have had intro and outro music, our listeners have asked us about it: what is it, how did you make it, etc. So for the newest interation that we introduced in December 2016, we decided to document the structure on a web...

176 – The Gemini Programme

Guests: David Woods and David Harland    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Bastian Hundt The Gemini programme of the mid-sixties is relatively unknown, even though it was an important stepping stone in the Apollo moon programme: Gemini is where NASA learned to fly...

Editors’ Picks

Markus Die Episode, in der ich den Falcon 50 Simulator geflogen bin, ist meine Lieblingsepisode in der Kategorie "Dinge, die ich immer schon mal tun wollte". Der Flüge im Cockpit des A320 und der DRF EC-135 gehört dabei definitiv auch zu den Favoriten. Andere Episoden in dieser Kategorie...

Downloads

This lists the top 10 episodes in each of the two language categories as of December 2016. The ranking is determined by download numbers. Of course we have to separate English from German episodes, because the English ones have a much greater audience. Also, of course, the longer an episode is...

162 – Shuttle Mission Control

Guest: Dan Adamo    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Bastian Hundt In this episode we talk about mission control for the Space Shuttle. Our guest is Dan Adamo, a former flight dynamics officer (FDO) in the Mission Control Center. We cover the organization of...

132 – The Space Shuttle (Part 1, Systems)

This is the first of two episodes on the the Space Shuttle's systems and operations. We talk to Davide Sivolella, an aerospace engineer who has written a quite technical book on the shuttle. In this episode we talk about some of the shuttle's systems, including the structure, the engines, the...

116 – Walking in Space

In this episode we talk about extra-vehicular activities, also known as spacewalking, with former astronaut Tom Jones. In the episode we cover the underwater training in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, we talk about the preparation of the space walk in the shuttle, and of course we discuss the...

113 – The (creation of the) Moon

This episode covers the moon, and in particular, its creation. We talk to the two scientists who came up with the theory of the moon's creation that is still prevalent today: Don Davis and Bill Hartmann In the episode we discuss in detail their theory that the moon has been created by an impact...

092 – Building and Living on the ISS

This episode is a conversation with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli about the construction of and life on the ISS. As part of the STS-120 shuttle mission, Paolo was involved in installing the Harmony Module onto ISS. Later he served as a flight engineer on board ISS, as part of Expeditions 26 and 27. In...