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Dr. Fred Zito ('02) literally helped land a man on the moon. As an aerospace engineer for NASA during the 1960s, he worked on the navigation and guidance systems for the lunar module at Grumman. In this interview Dr. Zito recounts the history of the space race, from Werner Von Braun and the V-2 rocket, through the Russian's attempts at a lunar landing, to Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's descent to the moon in July of 1969.
This interview is cross-posted with our 40th anniversary blog, Born in the Sixties: The First Year of Dowling College 1968-69, which also includes scanned images and documents from our archives documenting the first academic year at Dowling.
Dr. Fred Zito
Shownotes with related links:
- 0:02 Introduction
Chris Kretz - Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian
Audio of Apollo 11 take off courtesy of NASA at Sounds from Apollo 11
- 0:43 Interview
Dr. Fred Zito ('02), former NASA aerospace engineer
- 14:15 Landing on the moon
Additional audio of the Apollo 11 lunar landing courtesy of NASA at Sounds from Apollo 11
- Timeline: The Space Race (from Race to the Moon on American Experience - PBS)
- Biography of Werner Von Braun (from the Marshall Space Flight Center History Office)
- Grumman Lunar Module LM-13 (from the Cradle of Aviation Museum)
- Northrop Grumman History Center