Lesser Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team: JoAnne Morgan

Written by on July 19, 2020

Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team:  JoAnne Morgan

NASA’s only female engineer at the time is seen in the control room during the the liftoff of what would become the groundbreaking Apollo 11 Moon landing. (In this photo, Morgan is in the center covering part of her face with her left hand.)

Morgan, who was an Instrumentation Controller for Apollo 11, had to be granted special permission to be in the control room and routinely had to deal with inappropriate phone calls and workplace harassment.

She persisted and shattered barriers during her 45+ years with NASA until her retirement in the summer of 2003.

(courtesy of POPULAR MECHANICS 7-24-19)

 



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