A Wicked Hush-Hush Weather Forecast 

Thank goodness for Hank Brandli.

50 years ago this week, Apollo 11 was launched into space, allowing Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to take humanity’s first steps on the moon. A few days later, along with Command Module pilot Michael Collins, they made it back to Earth safely. That was due in no small part to the secret work of an Air Force meteorologist with access to ultra-classified spy satellites. There are countless amazing stories about our first trip to the moon, but this one was new to me.