On Second Thought for Friday, July 19, 2019
Every day, millions of Americans use -and often rely on- GPS technology to help them navigate their commutes and get precise directions to their destinations. As Americans celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, they can thank the work of a Princeton University graduate, Todd Jaegar, who conceived and developed the Apollo 11 experiment that enabled GPS technology to take a “giant leap” forward.
Meet a hidden figure named Vicky Graves, who worked for NACA, the predecessor to NASA.
Ed Dwight was hand-picked by President Kennedy to be the nation’s first African American astronaut, but not everyone in the space program’s southern operations was on board. Dwight sat down with On Second Thought to share his thoughts the adversity he had to face just to keep coming into work each day.
On July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. the Apollo 11 mission blasted off. Join On Second Thought with kids at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia, as they relive the moment with stomp rockets.
Grab a napkin and pull up a seat. Matthew Terrell of Dad’s Garage has written a cookbook, full of real recipes and fictional community stories.
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