In this episode, Charles Lewis, retired NASA man-systems engineer, and David Hitt, co-author of Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story, interview the filmmakers behind Saving Skylab: America’s First Space Station documentary, Matt Alsup and Wes Pellerin The documentary is available to view at http://www.savingskylab.com.
In this episode, Matt Alsup, digital marketing manager and co-director of Saving Skylab: America’s First Space Station, talks with David Hitt, co-author of Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story, about the documentary. Hitt also talks about the astronauts and other insightful stories related to the Skylab missions. The documentary is available to view at http://www.savingskylab.com.
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.”
Can humanity as a whole benefit from exploring space and what do the most ancient cultures have to say about it? This movie allows you to experience the historical journey guided by those who were there.
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!
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.