Nancy Atkinson

Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and author with a passion for telling the stories of people involved in space exploration and astronomy. She writes for Universe Today and Ad Astra, and has also had articles published in several other outlets, such as New Scientist, Seeker, and Her new book about the Apollo Program, "Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions," shares the untold stories of over 60 engineers and scientists who helped make the Apollo program so successful, despite the daunting odds against it. Her first book "Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" (2016) tells the stories of 37 scientists and engineers that work on several current NASA robotic missions to explore the solar system and beyond.

Broadcast 2464 (Special Edition)

Guests: John Batchelor, Nancy Atkinson, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Apollo 13, Gimbal-lock, Passive Thermal Control and Cmdr. Jim Lovell. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written 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 830 (Special Edition)

David Bullock and Nancy Atkinson were the guests for this program to introduce us to the new online space magazine, Space Lifestyle Magazine (see David started out explaining how he got the idea for the magazine, its purpose and how it is being distributed as well as describing its content. Nancy brought us up to date with the content of the first issue which is already out and available free of charge on their website.

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