Apollo 15 50th Anniversary Panel
Apollo 15, 50th Anniversary Panel
Filmed by the San Diego Air and Space Museum, July 31, 2021.
The Panel discussion focused on the unique organizational culture of the Apollo program, which was foundational to how and why Apollo 15 explored the Moon, its science objectives and achievements.
Colonel David R. Scott (USAF Ret), Commander, Apollo 15.
Experience: Pilot, Gemini VIII, Command Module Pilot, Apollo 9; Special Assistant for Mission Operations, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project; Director, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
Gerald D. “Gerry” Griffin, Apollo 15 Lead Flight Director.
Experience: Flight Controller, Gemini Systems; Flight Director, Apollo 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 16; Lead Flight Director, Apollos 12, 15, and 17; Deputy Director, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center; Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center; Director, Johnson Space Center.
James W. Head III, Professor Emeritus, Brown University.
Experience: Key member of the Apollo 15 Science Team and leading proponent of the Apollo 15 Hadley Apennine exploration site. His Apollo experience included training all Apollo astronauts; conducting extensive research and analysis of lunar samples and data; and since 1984, he has convened the Vernadsky Institute/Brown University micro-symposia, held twice yearly in Moscow and Houston.
Moderator: Justin Jampol.
Founder and Executive Director of The Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City, CA. The Wende is an art museum, historical archive, and educational institution with the largest collection of Cold War era artifacts outside of Europe. Justin has produced several films about the Cold War and is a frequent guest on the Travel Channel. He holds BA in History from UCLA and a PhD in Modern History from Oxford University, specializing in cultural history.