In this episode, Charles Lewis, retired NASA man-systems engineer, and David Hitt, co-author of Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story, interview the filmmakers behind Saving Skylab: America's First Space Station documentary, Matt Alsup and Wes Pellerin. The documentary is available to view at http://www.savingskylab.com.
The moment it all clicked, really, was as we were getting ready to drop an egg off a balcony.
I thought I had some idea of what Space Camp was about. I grew up in Huntsville, in the shadow of Space Camp. I’d wanted to go since I was a kid, three decades and change ago.
But I’d never been to Space Camp.
On May 30—for the first time in history—NASA astronauts launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft to the International Space Station. Authors in our Outward Odyssey Series reflect on the history, emotions, and promise of that historic launch.