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Hugh Blair-Smith

Special Episode: Apollo 11 Revisited, 50 Years Later

Hugh Blair-Smith, Apollo 11 Software Engineer and Computer Programmer, Draper

"One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." In July 1969, millions of people in the world were in front of their TV screen or stuck to their radio to witness the first step of mankind on the moon. Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by learning more about it and the men and women who made it possible. Our guest is Hugh Blair-Smith, who was one of the "Apollonauts", those engineers who worked on the Apollo missions. What challenges did he face then, how did he experience the Space Race, what does he think of today's objectives of returning to the moon and colonizing Mars? Join us for this special episode as we relive this memorable event through the eyes of an engineer who participated in making it all happen.

Ep #56 – Duration: 15 min

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