Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Maddi Hellmich

Maddi Hellmich is a Smithsonian Women’s History Initiative intern with the Smithsonian’s Office of Advancement and Office of Communications and External Affairs.

Women of Apollo

Though the "public face" of the U.S. space program in the 1960s was male, many women played essential roles in building the Apollo program and making the Moon landing a success. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, here are a few women whose stories deserve to be celebrated.