Give Life a Lift
Filmmaker Nathaniel Hansen interviewed John Turner, a retired aerospace engineer, in his home in Los Angeles. He turned 94 that year. His wonderful interview was part of a larger feature film called The Elders completed in 2011.
As outer space represents the ultimate “height,” John articulates some lessons learned at the height of his own life without ever mentioning his life’s work: safely putting mankind into orbit.
Music is by Lee Strauss, and is from Nathaniel Hansen’s film The Elders. theeldersfilm.com
Thanks to NASA for the timelapse images. Thanks to Nathaniel Hansen for his editing prowess. And thanks to John Turner for helping mankind.