Episode 422: And the Rocket's Red Glare

On this very special episode of Talking Space, we commemorate one year since the end of the Space Shuttle program, when Atlantis lifted off on July 8th, 2011 at 11:29am EDT on STS-135. The entire team of Talking Space covered the event live on Astronomy.FM that day, and we bring you some of our favorite moments from the broadcast. We also present some never-before-heard interviews, as well as our thoughts on them. We also talk about our best memories from the days leading up to and including launch, compare previous launches, and talk about what one year means to us.

Interviews in this show include STS-130 Pilot Terry Virts; STS-73, 93, and Expedition 26/27 Veteran Cady Coleman; STS-74, 100 veteran and future Expedition 34/35 commander Chris Hadfield; Space Suit Technicians Heather Paul and Mallory Jennings; and tweeters/listeners: Tina Canali, Jack Dearlove, Karen James, and Geoff Bergen

To see images and read blogs from launch day, visit http://talkingspaceonline.com/135

To listen to the nearly 3 hour launch broadcast in its entirety, visit http://bit.ly/135broadcast

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka and Mark Ratterman

Show Recorded - 7/2/2012 with interviews recorded 7/7/2011 and 7/8/2011

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