Space4U Podcast


Space4U Podcast: Lou Ramon, An Old Fashioned Spaceman

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

In this Space4U Podcast we chat with Lou Ramon, a self-proclaimed “Old-Fashioned Spaceman” about his work with NASA.

Lou Ramon has been a “space cadet” his entire life. As a young boy, he had his own model plane “air force” hanging from his bedroom ceiling and he grew up reading and watching science fiction TV shows and movies. It’s no wonder he ended up turning that passion into a lifelong career in the space industry.

He has been involved in nearly every U.S. human spaceflight program, including Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, the International Space Station and Orion. Among the many highlights for him was working as part of Apollo 11 alongside astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

In this episode, we get some fun tidbits from Lou about the Apollo 11 mission and you will learn about the candy smuggled into space, a story you won’t read about in any book.