Jim Todd has made career out of space. As a young boy, he wanted to be an astronaut, but a severe hearing impairment made traveling to space unlikely.

For the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon, he talks to Ian Costello about how watching the Apollo 11 mission inspired him to eventually become the director of space education at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Todd also talks about the social and technological importance of the Moon mission and how seeing such an incredible feat gave him the confidence he needed to overcome his hearing impairment.

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Apollo 11 Podcast: OMSI’s Jim Todd