“Meet a NASA Engineer” — Jerry Woodfill

We were pleased to have had Jerry Woodfill join us from Johnson Space Center for our first ANGLeS Challenge “Meet a NASA Engineer.” Jerry is a NASA engineer who worked on the Apollo program as a spacecraft warning system engineer. Jerry gave a talk about how he was able to not only overcome technical problems that might have led to the Apollo 11 crew perishing, but also how he helped save Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk from a catastrophic failure. At the end there was time for a few questions submitted by students.

(Note on the video: The picture switches back and forth between showing Jerry only and showing a gallery of everyone who signed into the chat. By about the 12:00 -minute mark, the stream settles into showing Jerry only.)


May 08 2019


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm