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Milwaukee's Moon Mission with James Lovell, Interview

[Original Airdate: July 18, 2019]

Milwaukee-raised Capt. James Lovell talks to 10thirtysix about his role in the moon landing and his work on the Apollo and Gemini missions. He also talks about his fond memories of Milwaukee and his high school days. Plus, an encore of a story Sandy Maxx produced when she visited NASA for a NASA social event two years ago.

Photograph from Sandy Max Trip to Nasa

Milwaukee PBS HOST Sandy Maxx on a special mission

Much like the golden tickets handed out by Willy Wonka, NASA -- the National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- occasionally selects a few lucky people to tour its facilities for a behind-the-scenes look at the marvels of the space agency. These gatherings are called NASA Socials and participants are encouraged to share their experience on social media. Read More

Making Rockets
Moon Day Celebration Images on Flickr

Photos from the July 20th “Celebration – Moon Day” @ the Milwaukee Public Museum

See photos of the children and even some adults making paper rockets on Moon Day

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AC Electronics | Web Exclusive

Milwaukee's AC Electronics and the Space Program

Milwaukee's AC Electronics, which later became AC/Delco and then Delphi, played a vital role in the U.S. Space Program. Learn what the company produced and hear from the daughter of one of the workers involved in this space-related work.

Content shared from other stations
PBS affiliates across the United States are celebrating the summer of space, we are fortunate to be able to share some of their web exclusive content here.

Moon Memories

WUCF - PBS station in Central Florida has created short interview videos from some notable members of NASA.


T Minus Zero

Facebook Live feed of rocket launches.

PBS Newshour

The unsung women heroes of America's space program

They were living, breathing, walking, talking calculators who were key to America’s early space program. And they were women — and largely forgotten.

pbs spacetime

PBS Space Time

PBS Space Time explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth.

An Interview with Author Charles Fishman In Celebration of the Summer of Space on PBS
Image of Author Charles Fishman and his Book Cover 'One Giant Leap'

In celebration of the Summer of Space, PBS Books spoke with Charles Fishman, bestselling author of “One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon”.


Here is the PBS Books Summer of Space Reading list, to engage viewers in PBS programming and spark discussion amongst your audience.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, many of the selections on the booklist give compelling accounts of the decade’s worth of intensive preparations and technological advancements that were necessary for this extraordinary achievement, while other titles expand the frame to demonstrate our broadening understanding of the cosmos, as well as our continuing explorations.