Moonwalkers, and NASA flight director Gerry Griffin

The team touch on Artemis, Apollo, Hollywood, and the immersive Moonwalkers exhibition...
29 January 2024
Presented by Richard Hollingham, Sue Nelson


Shift 2 flight director Gerry Griffin (second from left) during the Apollo 13 mission in NASA’s Mission Operations Control Room, 1970.


Legendary NASA flight director Gerry Griffin and award-winning filmmaker Chris Riley join Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham after a showing of London’s immersive Moonwalkers exhibition. Gerry discusses working on the Apollo missions and that infamous SCE to AUX switch as well as giving his thoughts on Artemis and a verdict on Moonwalkers. We also hear how Chris co-wrote the show with Tom Hanks, who played Jim Lovell in the Apollo 13 movie, and what it was like to work with the Hollywood actor and put together a show that’s shown on five surfaces, with walls bigger than an Imax screen.


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