Apollo 11: How Southern California engineers helped change history

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The exterior of the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Photo by Amy Ta.

The small city of Downey ballooned in size in the 1960s, as thousands of scientists, engineers and blue collar workers designed and built the capsule that transported astronauts to the moon and back. On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we speak with some of the engineers who made it happen.

Credits

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Kathryn Barnes