Chasing the Moon, Part 1
Poppy Northcutt: Return to Earth Specialist
With other engineers, Frances “Poppy” Northcutt plotted return-to-Earth trajectories for Apollo 8. Northcutt’s team also troubleshot the Apollo 13 oxygen tank explosion emergency. She worked in the Space Program for five years.
Ed Dwight Jr. was the first African American to be trained as an astronaut.
Private companies planning lunar missions. Who’s in charge in outer space?
To win the space race, NASA had to market the moon to the American public.
Civil rights activists in Huntsville, Alabama formed a “psychological warfare committee”.
Long before we reached the moon’s surface, the moon has held special meaning for humanity.
Watch chapter 1 of Chasing the Moon.
Wernher Von Braun was a German-born, American rocket engineer.
Valerie Hoard married William Anders in 1955.
Michael Collins was an astronaut from the third group named by NASA in October 1963.
Get an inside look at the making of Chasing the Moon.