BONDage in Space – Tying Up the Gadgets in Moonraker!

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Blast off with Tom, Dan, Vicky and Joe Pappalardo as we dismantle the gadgets in Moonraker!

All of the gadgets, from the poison pen, the Bondola, and how Moonraker predicted some things that are going on now!   You might have a different view of Moonraker after you hear Joe!

Joe is an author and magazine contributor to Smithsonian Air and Space, National Geographic, and Popular Mechanics.  Joe has written articles about space industrialists (like Drax) and spy satellites in space!

And sex in space?   Yeah -we have some tips for that as well!

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Episode Notes

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In this episode, we examine the gadgets in Moonraker with help from our aerospace expert, Joe Pappalardo.

We discuss:

  • The Moonraker Shuttle and it’s Space Shuttle Roots
  • C4 Plastic explosives used by Bond
  • The Wrist Dart Gun
  • Mirrors that turn into monitors
  • The Centrifuge Trainer and the reality of humans handling G Forces
  • Safe Crackers
  • Poisoned Pens
  • The Bondola
  • Sex in space
  • And more…