Jack 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 Degree in Aerospace Engineering and was an engineer and team leader on NASA's Apollo Program and Space Shuttle Program. 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 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.
Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Jack Clemons
Name of Event
Cities in Science Fiction, why do they all look alike?
Denise Clemons moderates this panel on why futuristic cities all seem have the same DNA?
Dr. Robert E. Hampson, Mod. From genetic engineering to brain-machine interfaces, science and medicine are working hard to create better humans. What is the current state of bioengineering, regenerative medicine, cybernetics and “bionics”? Can there – or *will* there – be such a thing as The Singularity where humans are no longer recognizable as such?
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.