Teasel Muir-Harmony, Curator of the Apollo program at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, once again joins host Sean Mobley in this conclusion to the two-episode series on the political history of the Apollo program. In this episode, she talks about the classic 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and its place in Apollo political history, how domestic and international perceptions of the Apollo program varied quite significantly, and what role museums have in helping people deconstruct their understandings of history when new research challenges long-held ideas previously accepted as fact. We highly recommend listening to the previous episode before this one.
Teasel Muir-Harmony’s new book Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo, is for sale in The Museum of Flight’s online store. Your purchase will support the Museum’s mission. Find it here: https://www.museumofflightstore.org/operation-moonglow.html
Hear Teasel in person at a virtual public program hosted by The Museum of Flight on Thursday, June 3rd. More information is on our calendar here: https://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events/6367/operation-moonglow
Check out Teasel’s previous appearance on the podcast, that time discussing the around-the-world tour the Apollo 11 astronauts completed upon returning to the US, here: https://blog.museumofflight.org/flightdeck/back-to-earth-the-apollo-11-astronauts-tour-after-the-moon-landing
We’ve previously covered the topic of the importance of artifact preservation in this episode of the podcast: https://blog.museumofflight.org/flightdeck/biggest-artifact
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