Okudas -- Star Trek


Hello from Los Angeles!

Neither my wife, Denise, nor I had the privilege of working on Apollo, but we both grew up during those heady times.  On July 20, 1969, both of us (in different parts of the world) were united with so much of humankind in sharing the extraordinary events of that day.  We thank everyone at the Honeysuckle Creek station, not only for your vital role in supporting the Apollo 11 mission, but also for your part in letting us participate vicariously in that grand adventure.  Your efforts made us feel like we were right there with Armstrong and Aldrin, standing on the Sea of Tranquility.

Past celebrations of this auspicious anniversary may have been somewhat subdued because there was something of a sense that we were looking backward, rather than forward.  Now, thanks to NASA's new Vision for Space Exploration, we can celebrate Project Apollo as an amazing first step in our journey into space.

Ad astra,
-Michael Okuda
Scenic Art Supervisor/Technical Consultant, Star Trek, Paramount Pictures

-Denise Okuda
Video Supervisor, Star Trek, Paramount Pictures