Six weeks before Apollo 11’s mission to the moon, NASA commissioned filmmaker Theo Kamecke to document the historic event. As the Summer of Space continues on GPB, we bring you a digitally remastered version of this groundbreaking 1970 documentary and even more programming commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
The song Daisy Bell wasn't a hit in 1961, but it was a triumph. The singer? The IBM 7094, the largest, most expensive computer available at the time. And thanks to James Carmon, professor in the University of Georgia's School of Agriculture, the school purchased one in 1964.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the 2018-2019 FLL season’s “Into Orbit” theme challenged students to collaborate to design, build, code, and test robots for missions and work together to solve problems related to human space travel.
The University of Georgia's Richard B. Russell Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with an exhibit of rare items collected during the Apollo 11 mission. The collection includes the Georgia state flag, which traveled to the moon on the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Part of a spaceship is also on view.
Tiffany Davis is an aerospace engineer. You may have seen her on your timeline with the hashtag, #YesIAmARocketScientist. That hashtag went viral in 2016 after Davis posted it on her Instagram page, announcing her graduation from Georgia Institution of Technology.
On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott spoke with Davis and asked her what a rocket scientist looks like.
Fifty years ago, Buzz Aldrin left a device on the moon that has supported Einstein’s theory of relativity and allowed GPS as we know it to be possible.
The quartz glass retro-reflector array was designed by the Bendix Corporation and Heraeus, a German company with a facility in Buford that is one of the few producers of this nearly indestructible material.
The man who invented the Super Soaker is Johnson. While the toy water gun may be Johnson's most widely known invention among consumers, he has made contributions to the world of nuclear and mechanical engineering far beyond pump-action toy.
The Summer of Space continues on GPB as we bring you a digitally remastered version of a groundbreaking 1970 documentary on the Apollo 11 mission and even more programming commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon...