5 episodes

In 1969, we reached the moon. With each step on its surface, every year an astronaut orbits our planet and with every dream of the possibilities beyond – a new generation falls in love with space exploration. Fifty years after Apollo 11, today's NASA astronauts, voices from the Apollo Era and students from the Mars generation are brought together to share their journeys and to remember an unforgettable moment.

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In 1969, we reached the moon. With each step on its surface, every year an astronaut orbits our planet and with every dream of the possibilities beyond – a new generation falls in love with space exploration. Fifty years after Apollo 11, today's NASA astronauts, voices from the Apollo Era and students from the Mars generation are brought together to share their journeys and to remember an unforgettable moment.

    The Next Adventure

    The Next Adventure

    Astronaut Andrew Feustel is into technology.

    He is one of a select few to perform hands-on work on the Hubble Telescope while in space. When Drew meets Reed Blanchard, a student from the Mars generation, they reminisce about reaching the moon, advancements in tech and the possibilities of future space travel.

    See videos and behind the scenes images at HoustonPublicMedia.org/Moon.

    • 11 min
    Breaking Barriers

    Breaking Barriers

    Decades after the enrollment of NASA’s first black astronauts, people of color are still a minority in aerospace.

    Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., the first African American to perform a spacewalk, discusses challenging stereotypes with a young woman who dreams of planning a mission to Mars.

    See videos and behind the scenes images at HoustonPublicMedia.org/Moon.

    • 13 min
    Generations

    Generations

    If you were growing up with Bryan Lunney in Friendswood, TX in the 1960s – you might think everyone’s dad helped get astronauts to the moon too.

    He eventually follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes a flight director at Johnson Space Center. In this episode, Bryan and Glynn Lunney share memories of the Apollo Era and NASA’s impact on their family.

    See videos and behind the scenes images at HoustonPublicMedia.org/Moon.

    • 14 min
    The Women Of Mission Control

    The Women Of Mission Control

    During the Apollo Era, mission control was almost completely exclusive to men.

    Poppy Northcutt – mission control’s first female engineer – recalls open sexism upon her arrival in the 1960s. Decades later, she returns to Johnson Space Center for another first: She meets a female leader in mission control.

    See videos and behind the scenes images at HoustonPublicMedia.org/Moon.

    • 13 min
    The Mission

    The Mission

    Alfred Worden graduated from West Point in the 1950s. He went into the military, and then piloted a mission to the moon. Thirty years later, Shane Kimbrough graduated from West Point. He went into the military and later commanded a mission to the International Space Station.

    In this first episode of the podcast Moonwalk, two astronauts and military men from different eras meet for the first time.

    See videos and behind the scenes images at HoustonPublicMedia.org/Moon.

    • 13 min

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