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Welcome to the Rocket Ranch

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.

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Season 1Episode 30Apr 16, 2021

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.

Season 1Episode 29Apr 7, 2021

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.

Season 1Episode 28Mar 18, 2021

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.

Season 1Episode 27Feb 19, 2021

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.