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Title: Space Rocket History #171 – Apollo 8 – The Reaction

Space Rocket History #173 – Soyuz 4 & 5 – World’s First Space Station? – Part 2

July 9th, 2020

Vladimir Shatalov would become the Soviet Union’s 13th space traveler, his home telephone number ended in “13” and the launch itself was set for… Go to Episode

Space Rocket History #172 – Soyuz 4 & 5 – World’s First Space Station? – Part 1

July 9th, 2020

The objectives of the Soyuz 4 & 5 mission were to dock two manned Soyuz 7K-0Ks, transfer two Cosmonauts from Soyuz 5 to Soyuz 4 by means of a space walk,… Go to Episode

Space Rocket History #171 – Apollo 8 – The Reaction

July 9th, 2020

New York City welcomed the Apollo 8 crew with a ticker-tape parade on the 10th of January, Newark hailed them on the 11th, and Miami greeted them on the… Go to Episode

Space Rocket History #170 – Apollo 8 – The Voyage Home

June 8th, 2020

Even a perfect reentry would subject the Apollo 8 command module to extreme stress.  With Gemini, the capsule re-entered from Earth orbit, but Apollo… Go to Episode