Former NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin Oral History, Part 1

In the first of this two-part interview, former NASA flight director, flight controller and Johnson Space Center director, Gerald Griffin… read more

In the first of this two-part interview, former NASA flight director, flight controller and Johnson Space Center director, Gerald Griffin talked about his role on the Gemini project. He also recalls his work at Mission Control, when lightning hit Apollo 12, Apollo 8's groundbreaking mission, and how the almost disastrous Apollo 13 mission proved to be a NASA victory. After joining NASA in 1964, Griffin worked on moon missions, including Apollo 11, 12, 13, and 17. This interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Former NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin Oral History, Part 1

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Program ID:
310431-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Feb 2, 2013
Last Aired:
Feb 19, 2013

Airing Details

  • Feb 02, 2013 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 03, 2013 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 04, 2013 | 4:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 18, 2013 | 2:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 19, 2013 | 2:56am EST | C-SPAN 3