Jack Clemons is both an SF author and a “rocket scientist”. He has a Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering and was an engineer and team leader on NASA’s Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Engineering for Lockheed Martin, where he led a team that redesigned the air traffic control systems for the United States and the United Kingdom.
Jack’s works of fiction have earned him a 2018 Established Artist Fellowship for Literary Fiction by the Delaware Division of the Arts, and membership in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). His non-fiction book, Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home, recounting his time on NASA’s Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, was published by University Press of Florida in September 2018.
Jack appeared in the “Command Module” segment of Moon Machines, the Discovery Science Channel’s award-winning six-part documentary about the Apollo Program. He also writes a space and science column for Amazing Stories Magazine print edition.
Jack gives talks across the Mid-Atlantic region, including RavenCon, Balticon, the SFWA tent at the Baltimore Book Festival, and at NASA Goddard’s Spaceflight Center, on the Apollo Moon Program, on the design and first flights of the NASA Space Shuttle, and stories of the unsung heroes who made these programs a success. He also participated in science and science fiction panels at these and other conventions including WorldCon 76.
Jack will be available for panels and talks, and do readings from his book Safely to Earth at RavenCon 14.