David Hitt is co-author of two books, “Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story,” written with astronauts Owen Garriott and Joe Kerwin, and “Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years.”

He has worked NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center since 2002, and currently supports payload engagement for NASA’s Space Launch System, America’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket for human and scientific exploration of deep space.

A former newspaper editor, Hitt is a native of Huntsville, AL, and holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi.  David is the president of the Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society. He volunteers at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and he and his wife Rebecca lead trolley tours for Alabama Constitution Village and field trips for the Huntsville Historic Depot, are guides for the Huntsville Ghost Walk, participate in the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll, and blog for the Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau (along with their elder dog, Amos).