Space Age South Dakota


In The Moment ... July 16, 2019 Show 616 Hour 1

50 years ago today a gigantic Saturn 5 carrying the Apollo 11 crew lifted off a launch pad Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Three days later the crew reached the moon and landed and astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon.

SDPB’s Brian Gevik has produced a 30 minute documentary on the topic… looking at the state’s connections to the space age from the beginning up to the present day.

In The Moment ... June 26, 2019 Show 604 Hour 2

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is just a couple of weeks away and SDPB is featuring some space-related stories to mark the event.

A preview of the SDPB documentary Space Age South Dakota are as follows:

In Sioux Falls on Thursday 6/27/19 at 7pm at the SDPB studio at 601 N Phillips Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls

Saturday, July 13, 9:30am – South Dakota Air & Space Museum in Box Elder

Space Age South Dakota

Jun 11, 2019

In The Moment ... June 11, 2019 Show 593 Hour 1

Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. You may not realize this but South Dakota and South Dakotan's have had a surprisingly important role in space exploration. SDPB producer Brian Gevik has been looking at that role and he's traveled to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to learn more.