Apollo 50th Anniversary speaker series

The Space Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing with a monthly speaker series hosted by former Boeing Project Manager and 40-year Aerospace Industry veteran Gerald A. Blackburn as he sits down with former engineers and scientists who worked on the Apollo missions here in Downey. They discuss the role they played in the missions, life in the 60’s here in Downey, the significance their work has, and so much more!

 

eD Smith

Gerald A. Blackburn sits down with Apollo Chief Engineer Ed Smith to talk about the Apollo Program, the North American Aviation/Rockwell Downey plant, and their experiences in Aerospace.

Interview recorded on Sunday, March 3rd, 10:00am at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.


ALexander “dino” toigo

Gerald A. Blackburn sits down with Apollo Engineer Alexander "Dino" Toigo to discuss his experiences working as an engineer on the Apollo space program here in Downey.

Interview recorded on Sunday, April 14th, 10:00am at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.


Anthony Vidaña

Former Boeing Project Manager and 40-year Aerospace Industry veteran Gerald A. Blackburn sits down with Apollo Engineer Anthony Vidaña to discuss his experiences working as an engineer on the Apollo space program here in Downey.

Interview recorded on Sunday, July 7th, 10:00am at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.