Jack Clemons

Jack ClemonsJack Clemons is both an SF writer and a “rocket scientist”. He has published a number of science fiction stories and is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and was an engineer and team leader on NASA’s Apollo program and space shuttle program.

Jack gives talks across the Mid-Atlantic region, including RavenCon, Balticon, 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 on the untold stories behind each of the American flags left on the Moon by the Apollo astronauts. He appeared in the “Command Module” segment of Moon Machines, the Discovery Science Channel’s award-winning six-part documentary about the Apollo program. He writes a space and science blog for Amazing Stories Magazine online.

His non-fiction book, Safely to Earth, recounting his time on NASA’s Apollo and space shuttle programs, will be published by University Press of Florida later this year.


Paula S. Jordan

Paula S. Jordan

Paula S. Jordan, a poet, occasional blogger, actress, and former NASA and NOAA orbit analyst, has authored three Analog stories, including “Vooorh,” a novelette (Jul/Aug 2014). In her novel-in-progress, a resourceful small-town group of friends joins forces with a centuries-old alien-watch group to defend friendly aliens and humans alike from a deadly anti-human faction of the alien species. The story is set in the present day North Carolina Mountains. Working title: The Long Hello.