Moonwalk

The Women Of Mission Control

In episode two of the “Moonwalk” podcast, Poppy Northcutt – mission control’s first female engineer – recalls open sexism upon her arrival in the 1960s. Decades later, she returns to Johnson Space Center for another first.

During the Apollo Era, mission control was almost completely exclusive to men.

In episode two of the Moonwalk podcast, Poppy Northcutt – mission control’s first female engineer – recalls open sexism upon her arrival in the 1960s. Decades later, she returns to Johnson Space Center for another first: She meets a female leader in mission control.

See videos and behind the scenes images at HoustonPublicMedia.org/Moon. 

 

 

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Tomeka Weatherspoon

Senior Producer

Tomeka Weatherspoon is an Emmy-award winning producer. She produces segments, the weekly television program Arts InSight, the short film showcase The Territory and a forthcoming digital series on innovation. Originally from the Midwest, Tomeka studied convergence journalism from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She has...

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