On January 25 “The Space Show” will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Saturn 204 (Apollo 1) fire on the launch pad that killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. We will have our own “virtual” interview with astronauts Neil Armstrong (Gemini 8 and Apollo 11), Frank Borman (Gemini 7 and Apollo 8), Jim Lovell (Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8 and Apollo 13), Wally Schirra (Mercury 8, Gemini 6 and Apollo 7) and Alan Shepard (Mercury 3 and Apollo 14). Picture it – these experienced astronauts gather in the Southern FM studio and discuss their involvement in the tragedy and how it affected them. The “interview” uses audio inserts taken from five interviews made for the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Unit.
Andrew Rennie’s The Space Show Wednesday 7pm – 8pm Andrew Rennie had his radio debut at the age of five when he was interviewed on 3ZB Christchurch about what he had been doing during the school holidays. Three decades later interviews about space on Radio Pacific and 1ZB Auckland led to interviews on Television One. One day he and aRead more
The tenth man to walk on the Moon came in the Southern FM for a long chat about his life. That conversation can be heard on The Space Show over three weeks – Wednesdays 2014 October 15, 22 and 29 between 7 and 8 p.m., right here on Melbourne’s very own space station, 88.3 Southern FM. Please tune in and listen to Charlie Duke’s fascinating story.
An archive of selected interviews, documetaries and event recordings from The Space Show, going as far back as 1991, are available for listening or download. These podcasts are being progressively added, so check back often. Just visit the show’s index page and then select the year and item category you are interested in hearing.