Gagarin and the Lost Moon

The Documentary | 22 May 2021 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
On 12 April 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became an explorer like none other before him, going faster and further than any human in history, into what had always been the impenetrable and infinite unknown. Raised in poverty during World War Two, the one-time foundry worker and a citizen of the Soviet Union became the first human to fly above the Earth. Tells the story of how 27-year-old Yuri Gagarin came to launch a new chapter in the history of exploration and follows the cosmonaut’s one hour flight around the Earth.

SpaceX’s Early, Desperate Days (with Eric Berger)

Planetary Radio | 5 March 2021 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Eric Berger about his book Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX. Discusses the formative years of the company, when it nearly failed with its Falcon 1 rocket repeatedly failing to reach orbit. Interesting observations on the level of commitment behind the successes.

Steven Jorgenson on Investing in the Space Industry

The Meb Faber Show | 25 May 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steven Jorgenson, Managing General Partner of Starbridge Venture Capital. Backgrounds the space industry – only 2% of which is the launch sector. Fascinating overview of space research and development, the potential applications, and likely timelines.

Robert Kurson on Rocket Men

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 23 March 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Robert Kurson about his book Rocket Men, the inside story of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who took on the near-impossible challenge of mankind’s first mission to the Moon.