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.
Hubbell PowerPods: Beyond Saving Skylab
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.
Crew Dragon DM-2 and First Flights: A Historical Perspective
As NASA and SpaceX prepare for the first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil since the last flight of the shuttle nine years ago, the AIAA Los Angeles Section hosts authors from the Outward Odyssey series of spaceflight history books for a panel discussion of the preparation, risk and excitement that go into first flights of new vehicles. From the daring test pilots who risk their lives in cutting-edge planes to pave the way to space, to the first launches of new vehicles from Apollo to the Shuttle, to the dawning of the new era of commercial spaceflight, panelists will share stories from history on the eve of a new chapter of history beginning.
USSRC Pass the Torch: Stories Behind the Exhibits (Part 1)
Part 1 of a 2-part virtual Pass the Torch series with authors from the Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight:
Chris Petty (Rocket Planes), Francis French (Apollo), Amy Shira Teitel (Apollo), John Youskauskas (Shuttle & Extravehicular Activity), David Hitt (Skylab & Shuttle).
Hubbell PowerPods: Beyond Saving Skylab
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.
Saving Skylab: America’s First Space Station
Saving Skylab: America’s First Space Station is a short documentary telling the story of how an electric lineman’s tool manufacturer in Centralia, Missouri helped save the first American space station from catastrophe.The film is being produced by Hubbell Utility Solutions, Power Systems Division and was released on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
WAAY 31: Rocket City Without Rockets?
“The Space Age, the Rocket City, doesn’t so much change Huntsville, as it was just the next evolution of what was already going on,” said David Hitt, the president of the Huntsville Madison County Historical Society.
Hab1.com: Searching for Skylab Documentary – Panel – U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Space author David Hitt moderated a panel including astronauts Ed Gibson, Jack Lousma, Jerry Carr and Owen Garriott after a showing of the Skylab documentary Searching for Skylab.
Searching for Skylab
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.
Engineering Catastrophes: NASA Under Pressure
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.