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Air Born: Two Generations in Flight
Book Signing

Dec 14, 2023 02:00 PM Space Shop (2nd Floor)

Event Details:

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is hosting a book signing. Here is your chance to meet an astronaut and hear their story!

Veteran NASA astronaut Jan Davis will appear at Space Shop on Thursday, December 14, 2023 to sign copies of her book Air Born: Two Generations in Flight. Book signings will take place from 2 PM until 3 PM.


About the Book:

Ben Smotherman, a B-17 pilot in World War II, valiantly fought in the European Theater of Operations before being shot down over Holland in July 1943. After enduring twenty-one months as a prisoner of war, he was finally reunited with his loved ones and was able to start a family. Years later, after perusing his Wartime Log, his daughter Jan made discoveries about her father's experiences that shed light on her own life path. As a Space Shuttle astronaut, Jan Davis went through intensive training, flew NASA jets, and completed three spaceflights, spending over 673 hours on orbit. Her experiences and emotions during her launches and space travel echoed those of her father during his combat missions, highlighting the unshakable bond between father and daughter.

Please note: Davis will only sign purchased copies of her book. No other items will be signed. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at The Space Shop.

This event is included with admission to the visitor complex.


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Air Born - Two Generations in Flight Book Cover

Air Born: Two Generations in Flight