Space and Things Podcast: NASA’s Finest Hour? – The Mission To Save Skylab – with David Hitt
After the 10 day delay, the first crewed mission launched to visit and fix Skylab on 25th May 1973, so to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that launch we’re joined by David Hitt, the author of ‘Homesteading Space’ to find out more about the mission, the crew and the legacy of Skylab.
Huntsville Pop Culture Expo 2023: Geek Out Huntsville
David provided an update on NASA Marshall Space Flight Center at the Geek Out Huntsville panel at the Huntsville Comics & Pop Culture Expo on April 22, 2023.
FSW 2022: (Almost) Everything I Need to Know About Going to Mars I Learned from Skylab – David Hitt
“David Hitt (Co-Author, “Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story”) presents (Almost) Everything I Need to Know About Going to Mars I Learned from Skylab for the 2022 Flight Software Workshop, hosted virtually by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).”
Dare to Explore: David Hitt
“David Hitt is a contractor Communications Strategist with Marshall Space Flight Center’s Office of Strategic Analysis and Communication. He began his career as a small town newspaper editor before joining NASA’s Space Launch System as Communication Strategist. David is also the author of Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story and Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years.”
Countdown to the Moon: David Hitt
David was interviewed for Nathan Price’s Countdown to the Moon project: “In 2024 NASA will send people around the moon (the last time was 1972!) with plans to land on the moon in 2025. I am interviewing a different person each day till the end of 2024 to get their thoughts on it. I want to interview everyone. It doesn’t matter if you know about space or not. It doesn’t matter if you think it is a good idea or not. YOUR VIEWS MATTER.”
Secrets of the Universe: Skylab
David appears in the third episode of Curiosity Stream’s series, “Secrets of the Universe”: “Before the ISS, there was Skylab: NASA’s first mission to build a home beyond our planet. This is the spectacular story of the first astronauts who lived on a space station, and the incredible things their work taught us about what it takes for human beings to live, work, and play in outer space.”
Deadly Engineering: Catastrophes in the Air
David appears in the first episode of season three of the Science Channel’s Telly-Award-winning series “Deadly Engineering,” discussing the challenges NASA engineers faced in saving the Skylab space station following its troubled launch and then in bringing it safely back down at the end of its orbital life.
The Dan Show on Slice Radio
The amazing story of a boy who wanted to go to space, and ended up a man who’s children might one day! He’s a brilliant co-author of two space related books.
Space and Things: Celebrating 40 Years Since STS-1 With David Hitt
This week we take a look at the very first Space Shuttle mission which took place on April 12th 1981. To do this we’re joined by the wonderful author David Hitt who wrote the book ‘Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years’.
AIAA LA LV STS-1 40th Anniversary Celebration
Early on the morning of April 12, 1981, two astronauts sat strapped into their seats on the flight deck of Columbia, a radically new spacecraft known as the space shuttle.
Please join the authors of the Outward Odyssey Spaceflight series and AIAA / LA-LV for a delightful and exciting Anniversary Celebration for this historic and ground breaking event!