I am the co-author of two books:

"Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story," was authored with Skylab astronauts Owen Garriott and Joe Kerwin, and was published in 2008, by the University of Nebraska Press.

"Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years, 1972-1986," was written with Heather R. Smith, and was published in 2014, also by UNP.

Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story Bold They Rise

Click on either book cover to order, and use the e-mail icon above to contact me about book signings or talks.

Homesteading Space Reviews:

"A worthy recollection of an important but largely forgotten program" -- Roger Launius

"But the best of these books explain with unmatched immediacy what it is to go to space and to safely return." -- MIT Technology Review

Homesteading Space Citations:

June 29, 2019: "Cloudbusting: The End of Skylab, 40 Years Later" from National Space Society

June 23, 2019: "'Stronger Than Required': Remembering Skylab's End, 40 Years On" from AmericaSpace

June 6, 2019: "Getting Smart About Space: A Reading List" from Heroic Technical Writing

April 16, 2019: "Owen Garriott, 88, an Early Scientist-Astronaut, Is Dead" from The New York Times

March 6, 2019: "NASA's Secret Treasure" from Medium

Sept 25, 2018: "The weird history and terrifying future of mutiny in deep space" from Wired

Sept 17-19, 2018: "Outpost: A Wet-Lab Habitation Platform for LEO and Beyond," an AIAA paper by NanoRacks, LLC

May 13, 2018: "The Last Hurrah: Skylab’s 1978-1979 Unmanned Mission" from This Space Available

April 21, 2018: "The Bizarre Story Of The 'Mutiny' On Board A Space Station" from IFLScience

Aug 28, 2017: "Did 3 NASA Astronauts Really Hold a ‘Space Strike’ in 1973?" from Atlas Obscura

Feb 8, 2017: "Mutiny in Space: Why These Skylab Astronauts Never Flew Again" from

Jan 11, 2016: "SKYLAB: AMERICA'S FIRST SPACE STATION" by Grant Schweikhardt

Jan 5, 2016: "'Skylab 4 Rang in the New Year with Mutiny in Orbit' - A Christmas Fairytale." from r/badhistory

Jan 3, 2016: "Space Myths Busted: No, There Wasn't A 'Mutiny' On Skylab" by Emily Carney at This Space Available

Jan 31, 2014: "Why Astronauts Were Banned From Drinking Wine in Outer Space" by Nicola Twilley at Gizmodo

Oct 12, 2013: "Backgrounding the 'Outward Odyssey' Series" by Colin Burgess at Spaceflight Insider

September 2013: "Space station repair: How it's done," by Thomas D. Jones for Aerospace American

May 12, 2013: "'Get Me Up There': The Plan to Save Skylab" by Ben Evans for AmericaSpace

Dec 8, 2011: "The sky is falling: how Skylab became an Australian icon" by Alice Gorman

Sept 5, 2010: "The SKYLAB III UFO Encounter - The Evidence and the Contradictions" from LunaCognita

Bold They Rise Reviews:

July 8, 2016: "...a great tribute to the multitude of people that helped make the program a reality" -- Jason Davis, Planetary Society

Bold They Rise Citations:

July 22, 2019: "Christopher Kraft Leaves Behind Powerful Legacy With Passing" by Steve Hammer for SpaceFlight Insider

Jan 6, 2018: "Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle astronaut John Young has died" by Andrew Liptak for The Verge

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