Countdown to the Moon: David Hitt

David was interviewed for Nathan Price’s Countdown to the Moon project: “In 2024 NASA will send people around the moon (the last time was 1972!) with plans to land on the moon in 2025. I am interviewing a different person each day till the end of 2024 to get their thoughts on it. I want to interview everyone. It doesn’t matter if you know about space or not. It doesn’t matter if you think it is a good idea or not. YOUR VIEWS MATTER.”

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Secrets of the Universe: Skylab

David appears in the third episode of Curiosity Stream’s series, “Secrets of the Universe”: “Before the ISS, there was Skylab: NASA’s first mission to build a home beyond our planet. This is the spectacular story of the first astronauts who lived on a space station, and the incredible things their work taught us about what it takes for human beings to live, work, and play in outer space.”

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Deadly Engineering: Catastrophes in the Air

David appears in the first episode of season three of the Science Channel’s Telly-Award-winning series “Deadly Engineering,” discussing the challenges NASA engineers faced in saving the Skylab space station following its troubled launch and then in bringing it safely back down at the end of its orbital life.

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AIAA LA LV STS-1 40th Anniversary Celebration

Early on the morning of April 12, 1981, two astronauts sat strapped into their seats on the flight deck of Columbia, a radically new spacecraft known as the space shuttle.

Please join the authors of the Outward Odyssey Spaceflight series and AIAA / LA-LV for a delightful and exciting Anniversary Celebration for this historic and ground breaking event!

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Space Boffins: America’s First Space Station

Skylab’s perilous and dramatic mission, life on Venus, the religion of Cosmism and Brexit all get discussed this month. Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson are joined by astronomer and writer Dr Stuart Clark to chat about our relationship with the night sky. The Space Boffins also talk to David Hitt, the author of Homesteading Space – the Skylab Story, and Arfan Chaudhry from the UK Space Agency about new UK space programmes…

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STC & HAL5: The Write Stuff

“The Write Stuff: The Authors who Chronicle Humanity’s Outward Odyssey” is a Panel Discussion by Nebraska Press Authors of Space Related Books for the Society for Technical Communication Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter (, the Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (, and University of Alabama at Huntsville English with Business and Technical Writing Track (

Over the past few years, I’ve written a three-part series of books about writing called Become a Writer Today. I also published The Power of Creativity, a novella, and several short stories.

Recently, I finished a manuscript of a new book for entrepreneurs (coming soon). These days, I write twice a week for Forbes about productivity, leadership and innovation too this thanks to

I’ve faced a lot of painful mistakes while writing books, and I’ve also learned a little bit about how to write a book.

In this post, I want to explain exactly how to write a book based on what I’ve learned.

I also want to reveal some of my mistakes and some proven book writing tips so you can get started writing a book today.

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Spacefest Virtual: Outward Odyssey

At 19 books and counting, the University of Nebraska Press’ Outward Odyssey series may well be the most comprehensive collection of spaceflight history ever written.

Spanning from the earliest experiments with rocketry to the future of private spaceflight to robotic probes hurling through the dark void of the solar system, the series captures the human experience of space exploration – the “what was it like”.

In this virtual conversation, authors behind those books, with series editor Colin Burgess, share the “what was it like” of Outward Odyssey – how the series came together and the unique experiences that went into chronicling humankind’s greatest adventure.

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