space race

Earth and the Moon Might Have Captured an Old Upper Stage Rocket

According to NASA, an object detected between the Earth and Moon could actually be the spent stage of a rocket…

6 months ago

Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden has Passed Away

The world recently lost another luminary, NASA astronaut Al Worden, who was part of the Apollo program and piloted the…

1 year ago

The Mars Project! Von Braun’s Ideas for a Mars Mission. Collaboration with Vintage Space

In a special two part episode, Fraser collaborates with space historian Amy Shira Teitel at Vintage Space to investigate what…

4 years ago

What’s on the Surface of Venus?

With so much attention on Mars, it's easy to forget there's a whole other Earth-sized planet nearby, worthy of exploration:…

4 years ago

What was Sputnik One?

On October 4th, 1957, history was forever changed with the Soviet launch of Sputnik-1, the first artificial satellite to be…

5 years ago

How Many Dogs Have Been to Space?

During the early Space Race, both the American and Soviet space programs conducted tests flights using animals. In the Soviet's…

5 years ago

North Korea Aims To Place Its Flag On The Moon

In a recent announcement, North Korea announced that it plans to launch more satellites in the coming years, and even…

5 years ago

Falcon Heavy Vs. Saturn V

A comparison between the rocket that delivered the Apollo astronauts to the Moon, and the one that promises to deliver…

5 years ago

What Does NASA Stand For?

Chances are that if you have lived on this planet for the past half-century, you've heard of NASA. As the…

6 years ago

Remembering John Houbolt: the Man Who Gave Us Lunar Orbit Rendezvous

The space community lost a colossus of the of the Apollo era last week, when John Houbolt passed away last…

7 years ago