Mark Whittington

Mark R. Whittington writes about space matters for Blasting News. He previously worked for the Houston Space Examiner and Yahoo News and is published in USA Today, the Washington Post, the LA Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Houston Chronicle. He is the author of “The Man from Mars: The Asteroid Mining Caper.” His alternate history book “Children of Apollo” was recently rereleased as a trilogy, “Children of Apollo: The Space Race Gambit,” “Children of Apollo: The Hard Road to the Stars,” and “Children of Apollo: The First Woman on the Moon.” His most recent book, “Why is it so Hard to Go Back to the Moon?” that examines the political aspects of a return to the moon that involves both government and commercial participation. He blogs at Curmudgeons Corner.

Broadcast 438 (Special Edition)

Mark Whittington returned for this special year end and New Years Space Show program. Our discussion with Mr. Whittington covered many topics including the RTM mission planning, hardware, and architecture, on orbit construction, heavy lift and the economics of multiple launches versus heavy lift. We discussed the proposed merger of the Atlas 5 and Delta 4 EELV's with Mr. Whittington suggesting the merger was not in the best interest of the nation and the established as well as developing launch industry.

Broadcast 310 (Special Edition)

Mark Whittington was the guest for this Space Show program. We began the interview by talking about his book, "Children of Apollo." He explained the alternate history theme, how he came up with the idea to have Pres. Nixon continue with the Apollo program through Apollo 23 which lands on the Moon with a woman astronaut. As a result of questions from listeners, Mark explained how he portrayed famous people in the book at various times in their careers including Bill Clinton, Sen.. Proxmire, and many more.


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