This month the Discovery Channel series aired “When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions”, its epic series produced in collaboration with NASA. Evoca was honored to be part of this historic event, enabling the creation of oral histories by scientists and engineers along with everyday people who experienced the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs over these five decades.
Discovery Channel invites it audience members to “Join us in celebrating NASA’s 50th anniversary by sharing your memories and stories of America’s manned space missions.” The stories recorded by phone are amazing, funny, informative, and poignant. Listen in and pick up the phone to record your story at the toll-free number: 1-866-947-NASA (1-866-947-6272).
Discovery asks everyone of us: “Were you watching when Neil Armstrong took that first small step? Did you happen to catch one of the Mercury, Gemini or Apollo launches? Glued to the set when Apollo 13 was fighting to stay alive? Maybe you were even on one of the capsule recovery ships.”
For the professionals who made it all possible, Discovery Channel requests: “If you are among one of the tens of thousands of specialists and engineers who built and maintained space vehicles, manned a console in a ground control station, or are even one of the chosen few who left Earth here’s your chance to tell the rest of us what’s it’s like to have been a part of America’s space program.”
You can watch highlights and even buy the DVD — I know that I will!