Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team: “Poppy Northcutt”

Written by on July 22, 2020

Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team:  Frances ‘Poppy’ Northcutt



Northcutt helped get the Apollo 11 crew home safely by verifying the return trajectory calculations. She also broke barriers by being the first female engineer to work in Mission Control. After leaving NASA, Northcutt went on to become a criminal law attorney.

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