Welcome to the Rocket Ranch
Welcome to the Rocket Ranch
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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.
Rocket Ranch -- Episode 30: Commercial Crew Reaches Milestone
The Rocket Ranch welcomes Dana Hutcherson, deputy manager for the Commercial Crew program. She'll talk about the mission ahead, reflect on the program's 10-year anniversary and share her personal journey with NASA.
Apr 16, 2021
16 min
Rocket Ranch - Episode 29: First Space Shuttle Flight
The spotlights came on in the predawn hours of April 12th 1981, illuminating a spacecraft like no other, the space shuttle. Just before liftoff, Columbia's crew climbed inside for the very first test flight into space.
Apr 7, 2021
28 min
Rocket Ranch - Episode 28: Women in STEM
When instrumentation controller JoAnn Morgan was in Firing Room number One for the historic moonshot in 1969, she was the only woman. NASA has come a long way since. Today, the very same firing room is led by a woman, and 30% of the engineers supporting NASA's Artemis Moon program are women, too.
Mar 18, 2021
22 min
Rocket Ranch - Episode 27: Being Black in the NASA Family
The Rocket Ranch welcomes Sheldon Lauderdale, Program Analyst for NASA's Commercial Crew Program, to share where he draws inspiration and talk about his role supporting NASA’s efforts to expand diversity and inclusion to empower the next generation of explorers.
Feb 19, 2021
28 min
Rocket Ranch - Episode 26: Perseverance Rover
After a 300 million mile journey through space, the Mars Perseverance Rover is ready to begin the most challenging part of the trip, landing on the red planet. If successful, it will embark on the most advanced mission ever sent here, to discover if life ever existed on Mars.
Feb 4, 2021
14 min
Rocket Ranch - Episode 25: Lessons of Loss
On this episode of the Rocket Ranch Podcast, we remember Challenger, her crew and their survivors, and how we carry forward the lessons NASA learned with the director of the Apollo Challenger Columbia Lessons Learned Program.
Jan 26, 2021
25 min
Rocket Ranch - Episode 24: Space Lullaby
Astronaut Chris Hadfield flew to space three times, and was the first Canadian to walk in space. His cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity that he recorded on the International Space Station has over 47 million views, and as you're about to hear, he's given a lot of thought to the future of space exploration, and what it can mean for all of us.
Oct 5, 2020
29 min
Rocket Ranch - 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.
Jul 28, 2020
13 min
Episode 22: NASA Astronauts' Friendship Key to History Making 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, 2020
9 min
Rocket Ranch - 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, 2020
17 min
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