Chris Petty (Rocket Planes), Francis French (Apollo), Amy Shira Teitel (Apollo), John Youskauskas (Shuttle & Extravehicular Activity), David Hitt (Skylab & Shuttle).
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 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.
“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.
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.
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.
William David Hitt (@davidhitt) is an American author specializing in spaceflight history based in Huntsville, Alabama. He joins Dave via skype to chat about his history in journalism, teaching, and why he loves space. A call to Robert Picardo (@robertpicardo) starts things off.
There is a lot to learn about Huntsville, if you’re so inclined. From the city’s early days as a cotton trading center to the NASA boom years.
This afternoon you’ll have a chance to revisit some of those memories.
We spoke with David Hitt, President of the HMC Historical Society and William Hampton, Founder of Huntsville Revisited, about what to expect.