Jan. 16, 2021

Apollo 11 - Part One (Listener Request)

Apollo 11 - Part One (Listener Request)

The first part of a two part series running down the history the first man to ever walk on the moon. Learn all about how NASA was created and how one became an astronaut.


Another listener request! Brody wanted me to cover the first man on the moon and so this week, I lay the foundation of the Apollo 11 mission including how why we got into the space race to begin with and just went into creating NASA. 

NASA created a brand new career - astronaut - but just went into being drafted for the new career? And would America ever overcome the Soviet Union in the space race? Tune in and find out. 

Sources Used This Episode:

  • Shoot for the Moon by James Donovan 
  • Apollo 11. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller. CNN Films. 2019. Hulu. (LINK)
  • Math Invented for Moon Landing Helps Your Flight Arrive on Time by Abigail Tabor, NASA. (LINK)
  • The Apollo Missions. Edited by Sarah Loff. NASA. (LINK)
  • Apollo 11 Mission Overview. Edited by Sarah Loff. NASA. (LINK)
  • Space Program. The John F Kennedy Library. (LINK)
  • May 25, 1961: JFK'S Moonshot Speech to Congress. Space.com (LINK)