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The Rocket Ranch

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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The Rocket Ranch

The Rocket Ranch

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

35
Followers
60
Plays
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Welcome to the Rocket Ranch, the official podcast of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Take a listen for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek into the inner workings of the world’s premiere spaceport.

Latest Episodes

Episode 23: Mars 2020: In the Midst of a Pandemic

The NASA Kennedy Launch team has persevered through a global pandemic to get a Mars Rover named Perseverance to the launch pad on time. The cloud of doubt the virus cast over the Mars mission and how NASA overcame it, next on the Rocket Ranch.

--6 d ago
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Episode 23: Mars 2020: In the Midst of a Pandemic

Episode 22: NASA Astronauts' Friendship Key to History Making SpaceX Flight

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will make history when they break the bond from Earth in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule that's never been flown by humans before. But find out how the strong bond of friendship they share gives them the edge in space.

--MAY 15
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Episode 22: NASA Astronauts' Friendship Key to History Making SpaceX Flight

Episode 21: NFL Quarterback: Rocket Arm AND Mind

And with the number one overall pick in the Kennedy Space Center NFL Draft, NASA selects Jacksonville, Jaguar quarterback and aerospace engineer Josh Dobbs. Next on the Rocket Ranch.

--APR 21
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Episode 21: NFL Quarterback: Rocket Arm AND Mind

Episode 20: Space Explorer

Pluto is not a planet...or is it? Next on the "Rocket Ranch.”

--FEB 27
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Episode 20: Space Explorer

Episode 19: Launching Artemis

Sometimes history inspires us. Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of history being made. Now we are in the middle of the most aggressive push for the Moon since we landed there the first time 50 years ago.

--FEB 5
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Episode 19: Launching Artemis

Episode 18: To Launch a Starliner

Commercial and government partnerships and contracts might not sound that fascinating, but when we're talking about certifying Boeing Starliner to carry humans to space, the challenges and complexities become a whole lot more interesting.

--2019 DEC 16
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Episode 18: To Launch a Starliner

Episode 17: Abort!

Rockets are dangerous. And before we strap our star sailors in, we need to know there is a proven escape plan.

--2019 NOV 1
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Episode 17: Abort!

Episode 16: An ICONic Launch

The air-launched Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL is the vehicle selected to launch NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON.

--2019 OCT 16
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Episode 16: An ICONic Launch

Episode 15: Jedi Masters of Launchery

For over 20 years, NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP) has been the workhorse of uncrewed spaceflight, enabling exploration of Pluto, the Sun, the Earth and other worlds. In this episode, we hear from Amanda Mitskevich and Chuck Dovale - two leaders within LSP.

--2019 OCT 4
Comments
Episode 15: Jedi Masters of Launchery

Episode 14: The Kids of Summer

Every member of the NASA team is critical to our success, even if they're still finishing school. In this episode, we hear from two of our summer interns, Amber George and Peter Henson, during their first week here and their first impressions.

--2019 SEP 11
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Episode 14: The Kids of Summer

Latest Episodes

Episode 23: Mars 2020: In the Midst of a Pandemic

The NASA Kennedy Launch team has persevered through a global pandemic to get a Mars Rover named Perseverance to the launch pad on time. The cloud of doubt the virus cast over the Mars mission and how NASA overcame it, next on the Rocket Ranch.

--6 d ago
Comments
Episode 23: Mars 2020: In the Midst of a Pandemic

Episode 22: NASA Astronauts' Friendship Key to History Making SpaceX Flight

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will make history when they break the bond from Earth in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule that's never been flown by humans before. But find out how the strong bond of friendship they share gives them the edge in space.

--MAY 15
Comments
Episode 22: NASA Astronauts' Friendship Key to History Making SpaceX Flight

Episode 21: NFL Quarterback: Rocket Arm AND Mind

And with the number one overall pick in the Kennedy Space Center NFL Draft, NASA selects Jacksonville, Jaguar quarterback and aerospace engineer Josh Dobbs. Next on the Rocket Ranch.

--APR 21
Comments
Episode 21: NFL Quarterback: Rocket Arm AND Mind

Episode 20: Space Explorer

Pluto is not a planet...or is it? Next on the "Rocket Ranch.”

--FEB 27
Comments
Episode 20: Space Explorer

Episode 19: Launching Artemis

Sometimes history inspires us. Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of history being made. Now we are in the middle of the most aggressive push for the Moon since we landed there the first time 50 years ago.

--FEB 5
Comments
Episode 19: Launching Artemis

Episode 18: To Launch a Starliner

Commercial and government partnerships and contracts might not sound that fascinating, but when we're talking about certifying Boeing Starliner to carry humans to space, the challenges and complexities become a whole lot more interesting.

--2019 DEC 16
Comments
Episode 18: To Launch a Starliner

Episode 17: Abort!

Rockets are dangerous. And before we strap our star sailors in, we need to know there is a proven escape plan.

--2019 NOV 1
Comments
Episode 17: Abort!

Episode 16: An ICONic Launch

The air-launched Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL is the vehicle selected to launch NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON.

--2019 OCT 16
Comments
Episode 16: An ICONic Launch

Episode 15: Jedi Masters of Launchery

For over 20 years, NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP) has been the workhorse of uncrewed spaceflight, enabling exploration of Pluto, the Sun, the Earth and other worlds. In this episode, we hear from Amanda Mitskevich and Chuck Dovale - two leaders within LSP.

--2019 OCT 4
Comments
Episode 15: Jedi Masters of Launchery

Episode 14: The Kids of Summer

Every member of the NASA team is critical to our success, even if they're still finishing school. In this episode, we hear from two of our summer interns, Amber George and Peter Henson, during their first week here and their first impressions.

--2019 SEP 11
Comments
Episode 14: The Kids of Summer
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