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Apollo 11 Legacies

16 EpisodesProduced by WHNT News 19Website

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 li… read more

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S E15: Paperclip Family Legacies: Herman "Topper" Birney

September 12th, 2019


"Topper" Birney recounts what it was like being a teenager at Fort Bliss when the German Rocket team came to America.

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S E14: Paperclip Family Legacies: Juergen Haukohl

August 28th, 2019


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.

S E13: German Heritage in Huntsville

August 14th, 2019


Conversation with Heidi Collier, chair of Huntsville's German-American Heritage Committee and daughter of one of the original German scientists on …

S E12: Women Of NASA

July 31st, 2019


Discussion about the changing role of women at Marshall Space Flight Center. Six women panelists share experiences and stories about culture, NASA …

S E11: Through the News Lens: Recollections of Apollo 11

July 19th, 2019


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 …

S E10: Think the Moon Landing was Fake? Come to Huntsville

July 17th, 2019


NASA veteran Homer Hickam, whose 1998 memoir Rocket Boys was the basis for the 1999 film "October Sky," shares his thoughts about conspiracy …

S E9: Post-War Lives of Paperclip Families

July 3rd, 2019


Operation Paperclip brought German scientists and their families to America in the chaos following WWII. Uwe Hueter provides firsthand experiences …

S E8: Immigration as Great Adventure

July 3rd, 2019


As German scientists and their families were moved to the US, there was both secrecy and risk. But for young boys, it was a great adventure. Klaus Rosinski reminisces with Uwe Heuete and shares humorous stories from …

S E7: Coming to America Through a Boy's Eyes

July 3rd, 2019


Volker Roth was only 4 years old when his family arrived in America. He shares memories of air raids, train rides, dust storms and learning to …

S E6: Operation Paperclip: Family Life at Fort Bliss

July 3rd, 2019


German engineer Willie Mrazek surrendered to U.S. troops at the end of WWII and disappeared. His daughter Ursula Vann describes the uncertainty …

S E5: History of Redstone Arsenal - Part 2

June 19th, 2019


A former Brigadier General and astronaut, Robert Stewart continues his blow-by-blow accounting of the politics behind the space program, military …

S E4: History of Redstone Arsenal with General Robert Stewart - Part 1

June 19th, 2019


General Robert Stewart, the first Army soldier to fly in space, gives the history of how the Huntsville Arsenal went from making chemical weapons …

S E3: Wernher von Braun and Huntsville - How It Came to Be

June 5th, 2019


Retired Army Materiel Command Historian Michael Baker talks about Wernher von Braun. He recounts the shock of the Sputnik launch, Toftoy "on his hands and knees begging," Vanguard's failure leading to Explorer 1, and …

S E2: Setting the Stage with Brian Odom - Part 2

June 5th, 2019


Brian Odom talks about the "full stop" 20-month investigation after Apollo 1 fire and its impacts. He reviews the Jupiter-C vehicle and Redstone …

S E1: Setting the Stage with NASA Historian Brian Odom - Part 1

June 5th, 2019


NASA Historian Brian Odom helps us set the stage, starting from Kennedy's pledge to Congress as he doubles down to beat the Russians. Odom talks …


May 29th, 2019


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