Hail, Columbia: A Kickstarter Project

I recently launched a kickstarter project and I could really use your support.

Hail Columbia: Behind the Scenes with the Space Shuttle

I am writing a book about the Space Shuttle Columbia from the perspective of the people who worked with her on a day-to-day basis.

My intention is to interview people who work/ed in the OPF, VAB, on the launch Pads, in MCC and a few astronauts as well.

As a teaser, I have to tell you about a preliminary interview I conducted a few weeks ago with one of the Closeout Crewmembers (the folks in the White Room who strap the astronauts into the orbiter). This gentlemen told me a story that he had never told anyone in his 35 years at Kennedy Space Center. The story brought tears to my eyes.

His story is definitely going to be in the book.