David Hitt is co-author of two books, “Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story,” written with astronauts Owen Garriott and Joe Kerwin, and “Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years," both part of the University of Nebraska Press' Ordway-Award-winning Outward Odyssey spaceflight history series. David has appeared in the award-winning documentaries "Searching for Skylab" and "Saving Skylab."
He has worked as a contractor at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center since 2002, and currently provides communications support for the center's Human Exploration Development and Operations office, responsible for human spaceflight efforts ranging from science operations on the International Space Station to development of future space habitats. A contractor with MTS, David is a recipient of NASA's Silver Snoopy Award, presented by the agency's Astronaut Office.
A former newspaper editor, Hitt is a native of Huntsville, Alabama, and holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi. David is a past president of the Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society, and a past Policy Formulation Subcommittee chair for the National Space Society. He volunteers at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and is a senior member of the AIAA. David and his wife Rebecca are guides for the Huntsville Ghost Walk, participate in the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll, and blog for the Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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