When catastrophe strikes Skylab, life on earth is threatened by a space station cratering toward earth, and NASA experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal what went wrong and if disaster can be averted. David Hitt is among the experts recounting the story.
What’s it take to say you have the best burger in town?
There’s a couple of approaches – there is, for one, the slow and bureaucratic and sometimes biased democratic method where some third party has a vote or a judging or a contest or something and reaches a conclusion. Which is fine for those who like taste handled by committee.
David Hitt is the co-author of two books on spaceflight history: “Homesteading Space,” with astronauts Owen Garriott and Joe Kerwin, and “Bold They Rise,” with Heather R. Smith. A native of Huntsville, he currently supports NASA’s Space Launch System as a member of the strategic communications team.
There’s nothing more central to Southern dining than bread, and that’s an area where Huntsville’s choices are anything but half-baked. It would be impossible to capture all of them here, so we’ll list a few highlights. We would love to hear other local favorites in the comments below!
“David Hitt (BA 96), who also is a published author, worked for Holland when he was editor of The Daily Mississippian. Hitt remembers him as a natural leader in the newsroom and credits him for taking tough editorial stands on controversial issues, while navigating those situations with a deft and capable hand.”
Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s back-to-school time! If your school years are a few years behind you, good news! A trip to the Rocket City will let you recapture the excitement of a first day of school. Here are just a few of the subjects you can “study” during a visit to Huntsville. All of this without the uncomfortable desks and with much better food!
Have you ever wished that you could travel through more than two centuries, visiting Huntsville, Alabama, at various points in its past and future, only to realize that time machines haven’t been invented yet? Sure, we all have! But I bring good news, resident of (insert year in which you are reading this here)! Here is your guide for traveling through time in Huntsville without needing anything more exotic than your own car (bonus points if it’s a DeLorean).
While a book by any other name may be just as readable, it doesn’t smell as sweet.
Jeff Weddle’s career, as a librarian, college professor, and author — with a newly published collection of short stories — may be diverse, but it all centers around one thing, a love of “the book.”
“Books have always been a love of mine my whole life,” he said. “They’ve always been the common denominator in what I do.”
Huntsville may not have launches like Florida, and our name isn’t famous for astronauts having a problem like Houston, but make no mistake – the Rocket City IS space. If you see a picture of astronauts launching from Florida, they’re probably riding a Huntsville rocket. If you see a picture of crewmembers working on the International Space Station, they’re very likely in a Huntsville-managed module. And if you see a pretty picture of distant galaxies or nebulas, Huntsville was probably involved in the telescope that took that picture. From supporting the New Horizons mission to Pluto to designing the rocket for human missions to Mars, Huntsville plays an important role.