Poppy Northcutt and Launch UK

Poppy Northcutt discusses retrieving astronauts from the Moon, the Apollo 13 drama, and what was on channel 53...
03 July 2022
Presented by Richard Hollingham, Sue Nelson


Virgin Orbit


Apollo legend Poppy Northcutt joins Richard and Sue this month The only woman in mission control for the Moon missions, Poppy talks about the challenge of getting astronauts back from the Moon, the drama of Apollo 13 (and why she’s never seen the film) and what was on channel 53. With the first launches from the UK fast approaching, Deputy Head of the UK Space Agency, Ian Annett, chats about the prospects for Britain’s rocket programme, funding for astronauts and aerobatic flying.


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