DIY Podcast: Rocket Evolution Audio Clips

    NASA experts discuss rocketry and the Apollo, Space Shuttle and Constellation programs.
    • Dan Dumbacher, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (Acting) Deputy Associate Administrator
    • Jeff Hanley, Constellation Program Manager
    • Steve Cook, Former Ares Projects Office Manager
    • Mark Geyer, Orion Project Manager
    • Phil Sumrall, Ares Projects Office Advanced Planning Manager; also worked on the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs
    This collection of audio clips also features President John F. Kennedy's moon landing challenge, Neil Armstrong's historic words when he took the first steps on the moon, and Apollo and space shuttle mission commentary with launch countdown and engine roar.

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    1-a. President Kennedy sets the national goal to go to the moon.
    Duration: 11 seconds
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    2-a. Apollo 11 mission commentary, including liftoff and bass rumble from Saturn V engines.
    Duration: 70 seconds
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    3-a. Neil Armstrong's historic words when he took the first steps on the moon.
    Duration: 9 seconds
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    4-a. Sumrall describes the Saturn V.
    Duration: 31 seconds
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    5-a. Sumrall reflects on President Kennedy's challenge to go to the moon.
    Duration: 45 seconds
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    6-a. Sumrall says today's cell phones have more computing power than software used for the Apollo moon landings.
    Duration: 60 seconds
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    7-a. STS-1 mission commentary, including liftoff and engine roar.
    Duration: 46 seconds
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    8-a. STS-119 mission commentary, including liftoff and engine roar.
    Duration: 19 seconds
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    9-a. Mission commentary of STS-119 landing.
    Duration: 45 seconds
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    10-a. Dumbacher explains why new launch vehicles are needed.
    Duration: 17 seconds
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    11-a. Hanley describes the Constellation Program.
    Duration: 9 seconds
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    12-a. Hanley says Constellation will extend human missions beyond the moon.
    Duration: 20 seconds
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    13-a. Hanley says the Constellation Program is preparing for human missions to Mars.
    Duration: 13 seconds
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    14-a. Cook describes Ares I.
    Duration: 20 seconds
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    15-a. Cook describes Ares V.
    Duration: 9 seconds
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    16-a. Cook explains what Ares V will do.
    Duration: 18 seconds
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    17-a. Geyer describes Orion.
    Duration: 16 seconds
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    18-a. Geyer explains how Orion is different than Apollo.
    Duration: 42 seconds
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    19-a. Sumrall explains what America's new rockets will be able to do.
    Duration: 46 seconds
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    20-a. Sumrall says proven and mature technologies will be used on America's new rockets.
    Duration: 19 seconds
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    21-a. Sumrall explains the reason to use J-2 heritage technology.
    Duration: 23 seconds
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    22-a. Sumrall discusses the importance of safety.
    Duration: 25 seconds
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    23-a. Sumrall describes one of the early concepts for the Ares V rocket.
    Duration: 59 seconds
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    24-a. Sumrall says the Ares I Upper Stage will be built with aluminum lithium.
    Duration: 12 seconds
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