Buzz Aldrin discussing his iconic Moon photo.
My wife, Sarah, and I spent the day in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Neil Armstrong’s boyhood hometown, to visit the Armstrong Air & Space Museum and attend a presentation by Buzz Aldrin. Buzz, the first man to land on the Moon with Neil, told us about his trip and first steps on the Moon. Amazing.
Before the presentation, we toured the museum. It was all things Armstrong and all things space. It is jam-packed but its centerpiece is the original Gemini VIII spacecraft.
As we rounded the spacecraft, I wanted to find out more about it. The museum didn’t have a lot of details on the mission. There were no details about the docking or the emergency, which I knew a little about. I did a mini-needs analysis in my head (I will talk more about this shortly) and thought that an educational kiosk would compliment the spacecraft nicely.
Once home, I developed a prototype in Storyline and managed to get in contact with the museum to ask what they thought of the idea. Luckily, they thought it was in perfect alignment with several updates they were making to the museum’s exhibits and the addition of a brand new classroom that would be built. It also aligned with the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing on July 20th, 2019.