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SSS Expert Interview with Dr. Muir-Harmony

May 5, 2021 |

In the newest episode of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) program’s Informational Space Policy video series, Alyssa Goessler, the Strauss Center’s Brumley Fellow specializing in space security, safety, and sustainability, sits down for an interview with Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony. Dr. Muir-Harmony is the curator of the Project Apollo Collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, as well as the author of the Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo (2020). Alyssa and Dr. Muir-Harmony discuss this book in their conversation, exploring its various themes, including the role of symbolism and visuals in space operations, the global PR campaign surrounding the Apollo 11 mission, the untold story of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s prominent role in early U.S. space policy, and more. Dr. Muir-Harmony also describes her own academic and career path, providing advice for students interested in pursuing a similar course.