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Intersection: The Voice Of NASA Launches A New Chapter


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Former NASA public affairs officer George Diller. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

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For 37 years, George Diller was a public affairs officer for NASA. He did launch commentary for missions to the International Space Station and the far reaches of the solar system. 

The countdown to lift off for the space shuttle’s return to flight in 2005,  and the shuttle program’s final mission in 2011- that was George Diller.

He also counted down a fake launch- for the movie Sharknado. Diller joins Intersection to reflect on his career with NASA. 

“You can take the boy out of space, but you can’t take the space out of the boy,” says Diller.

“I live right on the Indian River, so I can look across to the space center, and no matter what the launch is, I still, even if it’s the middle of the night, I like to get up and watch it.”

 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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