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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Science & Medicine 27
Natural Sciences 10

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 124: Space Capsules, Part 1 - Vostok, Mercury and Gemini

January 19th, 2009

Episode 140 of 464 episodes

The space capsule has been around for almost 50 years, when Yuri Gagarin headed to space in 1961. There have been many programs that used capsules by both the Americans and the Russians, and even the Chinese are using them now for their spaceflight program. Let's take a look at this rugged, dependable space vehicle that going to making a comeback in the next decade, when NASA sends humans back to the Moon.

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