To wrap up 2014, we are presenting a Double Feature on the history and insights of the Space Shuttle at our December program on Thursday, December 4, 7 pm at the Huntsville - Madison County Main Public Library's Auditorium.

David Hitt and Heather R. Smith, will kick off the talk with the story of the Space Shuttle from design to the Challenger accident. Their book "Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years, 1972-1986" tells the story of the Space Shuttle from through the personal experiences of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who made it happen from the days of research and design through the heroic accomplishments of the program to the tragic last minutes of the Challenger disaster.

We will then "Return to Flight" with Scott Phillips, former NASA Shuttle External Tank engineer who worked on all of the Shuttle External Tanks (ET-1 to ET-138). Covering from materials from his newly released book "Remove before flight. Memoir of a Space Shuttle Team Member" will detail, Scott will take us through the remainder of the Shuttle Program and how the flame of inspiration kept burning for human space flight legacy of the Space Shuttle.

David Hitt, Heather Smith and Scott Phillips will have their books available for purchase and signing. So come on out early when you can. As always, the event is free and open to the public. A social will be held after the meeting.

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