NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

“Shines new light on a variety of civil rights topics within aerospace history.”—Steven Moss, coauthor of We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program   “The essays in this useful volume present a nice blend of social, cultural, and political history that provides new and exciting insights into the intersection of race … Continue reading NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Celebrate 50 Years of Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin emerged from the Apollo lunar module Eagle and made history by becoming the first humans to set foot on the surface of the Moon. Millions of people across the globe crowded around their televisions to witness this momentous accomplishment unfold in real time. Fifty years later, … Continue reading Celebrate 50 Years of Apollo 11

The Quest for Unpublished Photos of Apollo 11

By J. L. Pickering, coauthor of Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments This book is available at a discount price through July 31, 2019, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Order here and use code APOLLO. How many photos of an historical event are “enough”? The answer likely … Continue reading The Quest for Unpublished Photos of Apollo 11

Images from Picturing Apollo 11

Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments By J. L. Pickering and John Bisney Through a wealth of unpublished and recently discovered images, this book presents new and rarely seen views of the people, places, and events involved in planning, accomplishing, and commemorating the first Moon landing. Among other things, these photographs show astronauts … Continue reading Images from Picturing Apollo 11

Picturing Apollo 11

“50 years ago this July, Neil Armstrong took ‘one giant leap for mankind’ as he became the first human to step foot on the moon’s surface—and now, never-before-seen pictures provide a unique glimpse behind the profound 1969 voyage.”—Daily Mail “Across 10 well-organized chapters, the selected images capture the country’s mounting excitement; the meticulous preparation of … Continue reading Picturing Apollo 11

My Unlikely Path to an Apollo and Space Shuttle Career

Excerpt from Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home.  In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons—a former lead engineer in support of NASA—takes readers behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years.  Readers may be surprised to learn that as … Continue reading My Unlikely Path to an Apollo and Space Shuttle Career