Consulting the Cosmos with Robert J. Yowell
In today’s episode we’re joined with Robert Yowell, aerospace engineer and technical consultant for space-centric moviemaking. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Aerospace and Electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and the US Air Force Institute of Technology, and began his career in 1989 as an engineer with NASA in Houston where he participated in the space shuttle program as a flight controller in Mission Control. Since 2011, he has managed spaceflight projects for the US Air Force in Los Angeles.
Robert also works with space-related movie productions as a consultant. From pre-production all the way to on-set supervision, Robert is there to ensure a level of authenticity and accuracy. He works in tandem with the director, props department, post-production and more. You might know Robert for his work on "Ad Astra" directed by James Gray and "Lucy In the Sky" directed by Noah Hawley. And most recently the Warner-Horizon / Appian Way TV series "The Right Stuff". Recorded by Cosmo Callaway and Eliana Stanford, with guest Robert J. Yowell.
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