Jack Clemons - Safely to Earth
Jack Clemons will be appearing to discuss and sign copies of his memoir, Safely to Earth.
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. Discover the people, the events, and the risks involved in one of the most important parts of space missions: bringing the astronauts back home to Earth.
Clemons joined Project Apollo in 1968, a young engineer inspired by science fiction and electrified by John F. Kennedy's challenge to the nation to put a man on the moon. He describes his experiences supporting the NASA engineering team at what is now the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he played a pivotal role in designing the reentry and landing procedures for Apollo astronauts and providing live support as part of the Mission Control Center's backroom team. He went on to work on Skylab and the Space Shuttle Program, eventually assuming leadership for the entire integrated software system on board the Space Shuttle.
Through personal stories, Clemons introduces readers to many of the unsung heroes of the Apollo and Space Shuttle missions - the people who worked side by side with NASA engineers supporting reentry and landing for each Apollo mission and the software team who fashioned the computer programs that accompanied the crews on the Space Shuttle.
The event will take place on Sunday, October 14th, beginning at 2:00 PM. Jack will be discussing the book, as well as taking questions from the audience.