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Book Signing | Picturing the Space Shuttle: The Early Years

Apr 14, 2022 2:00 - 3:00 PM Shuttle Express Gift Shop

Join us in welcoming J.L. Pickering and John Bisney as they launch their new book, Picturing the Space Shuttle: The Early Years.

Picturing the Space Shuttle is the first photographic history of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program’s beginnings. Showcasing more 450 unpublished and lesser-known images, this book traces the growth of the space shuttle from 1965 to 1982, from initial concept through its first four space flights.

Mostly selected from J. L. Pickering’s personal archive, the world’s largest private collection of U.S. human space flight images, the high-quality photographs in this book are paired with veteran journalist John Bisney’s detailed descriptions and historical background information. Picturing the Space Shuttle re-creates the excitement of an era in which the possibilities of space exploration seemed limitless.

Pickering and Bisney will be in Shuttle Express (the gift shop inside Space Shuttle Atlantis®) April 14, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM to sign Picturing the Space Shuttle or any of their books. No other items will be autographed. Picturing the Space Shuttle and Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments (2019) will both be available for purchase inside Shuttle Express as well.

Did You Know?April 12 is the 41st anniversary of STS-1's launch!



Book Signing | Picturing the Space Shuttle: The Early Years