Moon Shot Astronauts / Their Families

A color photograph with a wise shot of the Apollo 15 lift-off. The Saturn V has just cleared the top of the support structure. "The tower is clear!"

“What was it like to walk on the moon?” My father* has heard that question thousands of times. I’ve heard it dozens of times, as his daughter. There is no quick, easy answer. The reality was rich and deep and complex, for each of the individuals who went to the moon. Moreover, the question overlooks […]

Spaceflight in the 60s & 70s

24 humans journeyed to the moon from 1968 to 1972. No humans have been to the moon since. What was it like to fly in space in the 1960s and 70s? What was onboard technology like for the original Moon Shot Astronauts?  Technology onboard Apollo Watch my “show-and-tell” about the Apollo onboard technology experience in […]

Interview with a fellow Astronaut Kid

“They were just our dads.“ – Diane Gordon Briggs (daughter of Richard F. Gordon: Gemini 11, Apollo 12). 2021. (Podcast for Emory Rose MARBL.) Diane Gordon (Briggs) lived across the street from me in Nassau Bay, where we grew up together as daughters of astronauts who flew on Gemini and Apollo missions. Our fathers were […]