Ed Buckbee

Ed Buckbee is the author of the book by Apogee publishing, “The Real Space Cowboys.” Mr. Buckbee is a noted author, lecturer, space expert and director emeritus, and has been associated with the U.S. space program for four decades. Buckbee began his NASA career in 1959 when America’s first Mercury astronauts were selected. He attended the launches of Alan Shepard and John Glenn and was present when the Apollo astronauts lifted-off for the moon landings. He continues to be associated with America’s space program. Ed has met and worked with all the astronauts who flew the early Mercury and Gemini space missions and Apollo moon walkers. In 1970, he was selected by Von Braun to be the first director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Buckbee is the visionary who assembled and managed the world’s largest space and rocket exhibition and founder of the highly successful U.S. Space Camp and Aviation Challenge programs. Over 500,000 students and teachers from seventy countries have been inspired and motivated by attending programs Buckbee developed.

Broadcast 1756 (Special Edition)

Guest: Ed Buckbee. Topics: Wernher Von Braun, NASA, Space Policy, SLS, commercial crew, HSF. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 679 (Special Edition)

Ed Buckbee, Konrad Dannenberg and Sonny Morea were the special guests for this program. What can one say about this program with such an amazing guest list? Well, I can tell you again and again what these men created with the Saturn program, the Saturn V, going to the Moon, the lunar rover, the inspiration they gave America for generations and generations which continues today. Yes, I can tell you all of that and all of the subjects that we discussed regarding engines, engineering, rocket science, the Saturn, NASA then and NASA now, and more.

Broadcast 419 (Special Edition)

Ed Buckbee was the guest for this special Space Show program. We began the interview with Ed updating us as to new developments not included in his recently published book, "The Real Space Cowboys." In response to questions, Ed expanded the definition of a space cowboy to include those that worked behind the scenes to make the early astronaut flights possible. When asked if the Chinese and Russians were also space cowboys, you will be surprised at his answer. Ed described the program Greybeard, Inc.

Broadcast 335 (Special Edition)

Wally Schirra and Ed Buckbee returned to The Space Show to discuss their new book, "The Real Space Cowboys." This is a must read for anyone interested in our Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs. The book, published by Apogee, includes a terrific DVD with lots of new material, some of it quite funny. Not only did Wally and Ed talk about their experiences and the history which they each lived, we discussed issues of current importance for our becoming space-faring.

Broadcast 315 (Special Edition)

Ed Buckbee, author of the new book, "The Real Space Cowboys," was the guest for this Space Show program. Mr. Buckbee described his book which will be available from Apogee Publishing in May and which has contributions in it by former astronaut Wally Schirra. We talked with Ed about many subjects stemming from the Mercury Astronaut period. One of the more fascinating parts of the discussion was the surprising information on the competition between the astronauts and the chimps in the early space program. I am quite sure this discussion will interest and delight you.

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