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The Great Endeavors

Jun 9, 2019

In this episode we continue the story of the space race by looking at the first manned missions into space. Will the Mercury or Vostok program get there first? Who will be chosen for the first wild ride into the stars? Come and find out!


As mentioned in the episode, here is a link to the Nedelin Catastrophe (WARNING:...

May 19, 2019

In this shorter episode we continue the story of the Space Race by taking a look at how the astronauts were recruited and ultimately selected for the first manned space flights by the United States and the Soviet Union. We also visit the backstory of the first two men to travel into space, Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard.

May 3, 2019

In this next episode on the Space Race, we take a look at America's reaction to Sputnik, the formation of NASA, and the continuing successes enjoyed by the Soviets. 

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Apr 10, 2019

In this episode, we continue coverage of the space race by discussing the events on the Soviet side of things between the end of WW2 and the launch of Sputnik, the first man made satellite.

Mar 23, 2019

In this episode we switch back over to the American side of the Space Race, following Wernher von Braun as he travels to the United States to begin working for America. Hurdles abound, but by the end of the episode the space race will be in full swing!

A couple of von Braun's Disney appearances are linked below.