Prototype “gumdrops” in an assembly line.| Still from “Blue Sky Metropolis” Episode 3

The Southern California Spirit in the Sky

In response to JFK’s call to land a man on the moon, America relied on the workforce in Southern California, the aerospace capital of the world. Listen to them recount the rock and roll-like excitement of the times.

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A Space Odyssey: Southern California Spearheads Mankind’s Greatest Achievement

The triumphant and tragic Space Race unfolds in the first-hand accounts of those who pioneered the technology and built the hardware that made possible mankind’s greatest achievement. Meantime, the military-industrial-complex expands unchecked.

  • 2019-09-27T07:00:00-07:00
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Back to the Future: A New Space Age Dawns in Southern California

“Back to the Future” explores the decline of the industry in Southern California and its resurgence in recent years.  We hear first-person testimony from Southern California residents who came of age during the Cold War and Space Race.

  • 2019-10-04T07:00:00-07:00
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