Explaining Space to Neil Armstrong Episode 93

MajGen Anderson, LtCol Don Lopez & Neil Armstrong

In an engaging episode, Gallo shares more unforgettable tales from his time as a test pilot. He tells of his first time flying a two-seat “T AV-8” marked by a canopy incident that almost ended disastrously. The conversation takes an unexpectedly humorous turn when Gallo finds himself explaining the nuances of space travel to none other than Neil Armstrong, the pioneer of lunar exploration. This moment, filled with irony and laughter, highlights Gallo’s unique ability to bridge generations and disciplines. Through this story, listeners are given a rare glimpse into the challenges and the importance of mentorship and humility that marked this exceptional aviator’s career.