Podcast - Offworld

Offworld: Frances ‘Poppy’ Northcutt

We’re thrilled this week to be joined by Frances ‘Poppy’ Northcutt, who was a NASA Return-to-Earth Specialist during the Apollo missions and the first woman to work inside Mission Control! We talk about her experience as an engineer during Apollo, how the public remembers that era, and how media covered the moon landing. Thanks so much to Poppy Northcutt for joining us this week! You can watch APOLLO: Missions to the Moon on National Geographic on July 7th!

Comments (3)

3 thoughts on “Offworld: Frances ‘Poppy’ Northcutt

  1. This was a nice surprise. I agree with that these kinds of these on-topic (readas – nerdy) guests would be welcome.

  2. My guess about the “assignment” is that they were afraid the Soviets’ would try and shoot the rockets down…

    Just a thought….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Tested in 2021: Sean’s Favorite Things!

Show And Tell

Tested in 2021: Sean’s Favorite Things!

Sean brings in some of his favorite new tools from his home …

Playing Chess in Quest 2 Mixed Reality — Awesome Unity Slice…

Tech

Playing Chess in Quest 2 Mixed Reality — Awesome U…

We go hands-on with the upcoming Unity Slices: Table, a mixe…

Tested in 2021: Jen’s Favorite Things!

Show And Tell

Tested in 2021: Jen’s Favorite Things!

Jen's favorite things from this year include shop tools to h…

Tested in 2021: Norm’s Favorite Things!

Show And Tell

Tested in 2021: Norm’s Favorite Things!

It's that time of year already! As we get close to the end o…

Adam Reviews Thor’s Stormbreaker Replica

Show And Tell

Adam Reviews Thor’s Stormbreaker Replica

Adam is on kick of late picking up readymade replicas of som…

Adam’s One Day Builds: EPIC Spacesuit! (Part 2)

One Day Builds

Adam’s One Day Builds: EPIC Spacesuit! (Part 2)

Work continues apace on Adam's pair of xEMU-inspired spacesu…

Adam Savage and Jason Reitman Talk Ghostbusters: Afterlife!

Culture

Adam Savage and Jason Reitman Talk Ghostbusters: A…

Adam visits the headquarters of Ghost Corps, the home of all…

Adam Inspects Hasbro’s Ghostbusters Proton Pack!

Show And Tell

Adam Inspects Hasbro’s Ghostbusters Proton Pack!

Adam gets an exclusive hands-on with the prototype of Hasbro…

Adam Reviews Dune Crysknife Replica Prop!

Show And Tell

Adam Reviews Dune Crysknife Replica Prop!

Adam unboxes and reviews the officially licensed Dune Cryskn…

Adam’s Live Builds: Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Kit (Part 9)

Making

Adam’s Live Builds: Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Kit (Part …

It's been SEVEN months, but Adam has turned his attention BA…