BiPiSci – Nailing the Moon Landing: Inventing Technology

by Gary Niederhoff on July 1, 2019


When a circuit breaker was damaged while reboarding the lunar module after the first moon walk, Buzz Aldrin used this pen to activate the circuit that made it possible for the astronauts to leave the moon.

Big Picture Science / Inventing Technology
click to listen (trt 10:41)

Click above to listen to part 2 of Nailing the Moon Landing, featuring Charles Fishman, author of “One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon,” Geoff Nunn, adjunct curator for Space History at the Museum of Flight, and James Joki, EMU Flight Controller for Apollo Mission Control in Houston, all explaining how NASA had to invent new technology to get humans to the moon.

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