American Experience

Poppy Northcutt: Return to Earth Specialist

Clip: Season 31 | 1m 16s

With other engineers, Frances “Poppy” Northcutt plotted return-to-Earth trajectories for Apollo 8. Northcutt’s team also troubleshot the Apollo 13 oxygen tank explosion emergency. She worked in the Space Program for five years.

Aired: 03/15/19

Rating: NR

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