Apollo 11 Legacies celebrates the space mission that took us to the moon. Episodes are based on Legacy Panel discussions in Huntsville, Alabama featuring those who were directly involved or have a personal connection to the Apollo mission. The podcast captures their personal stories shared with a live audience. It also features professionals from NASA, industry, government and academia talking about their work in space, engineering and related fields.
Paperclip Family Legacies: Herman "Topper" Birney
"Topper" Birney recounts what it was like being a teenager at Fort Bliss when the German Rocket team came to America.
Paperclip Family Legacies: Juergen Haukohl
A firsthand account of the immigration experience for German families of the Wernher von Braun rocket team as they moved to Fort Bliss, Texas. Recorded as part of a panel discussion in Huntsville, Alabama February 2019.
German Heritage in Huntsville
Conversation with Heidi Collier, chair of Huntsville's German-American Heritage Committee and daughter of one of the original German scientists on the Apollo 11 team.
Women Of NASA
Discussion about the changing role of women at Marshall Space Flight Center. Six women panelists share experiences and stories about culture, NASA and the future. Recorded April 2019.
Through the News Lens: Recollections of Apollo 11
Veteran news correspondents Jerry Hayes, Steve Johnson and Greg Screws share stories about the "impossible mission" of the moon landing, meeting notables like Neil Armstrong, and what the space program means to Huntsville.
Think the Moon Landing was Fake? Come to Huntsville
NASA veteran Homer Hickam, whose 1998 memoir Rocket Boys was the basis for the 1999 film "October Sky," shares his thoughts about conspiracy theorists and returning to the moon.