The 1960s were one of America's most turbulent times. As a nation, we were
thrust apart based on our beliefs and way of life. A war in Southeast Asia, a
fallen leader, and a struggle for civil rights all fueled a fire in this
country. However, there was one thing that brought us together not just as
Americans but as humans: the space program. Our nation looked to the space
program to find heroes and patriots. These aviators risked it all for the good
of man. From their early days of testing experimental aircraft over the
California desert to going to the moon, they provided Americans with an avenue
to come together and unite. During a time of turmoil, they gave us something to
look toward for inspiration and hope. During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 we were
fortunate to have some of these men on stage with us at Theater in the Woods.
Together, they represented our space program from the X-15 to the footprints on
the moon. They pushed boundaries, overcame obstacles, and conquered the
In this video, you can hear their stories in their own words. David Hartman
hosts a Salute to the Apollo Program featuring astronauts Walt Cunningham, Frank
Borman, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, Dick Gordon, Fred Haise, Al Worden, Jack
Schmitt, Joe Engle, and flight director Gene Kranz.
Run time approximately 2 hours and 6 minutes.