“David Hitt is a contractor Communications Strategist with Marshall Space Flight Center’s Office of Strategic Analysis and Communication. He began his career as a small town newspaper editor before joining NASA’s Space Launch System as Communication Strategist. David is also the author of Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story and Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years.”
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.”
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.”
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.
This week we take a look at the very first Space Shuttle mission which took place on April 12th 1981. To do this we’re joined by the wonderful author David Hitt who wrote the book ‘Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years’.
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!
David joins a panel including Skylab astronauts Joe Kerwin and Ed Gibson, the filmmakers behind the “Searching for Skylab” documentary and others in this online event marking the anniversary of the launch of the third Skylab crew.
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…
“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 (stc-na.org), the Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (hal5.org), and University of Alabama at Huntsville English with Business and Technical Writing Track (www.uah.edu).
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