Downey’s space history had the privilege of being featured this morning on our local NPR radio station, KPCC 89.3. The play Defying Gravity, which opens tonight at the Columbia Memorial Space Center provides a frame story for how Downey’s space programs shaped the city in both its heyday as well as the loss of the Rockwell plant in 1999. Science reporter Sanden Totten interviewed Mayor Mario Guerra, Coucilman Roger Brossmer, directors Andrew Wahlquist and Lana Joy, as well as visited a rehearsal of the play.
There is also a full photo gallery of the space center, and one of the play’s rehearsals.
The Downey Patriot also covered the play in a feature story, click here to read.