Author Les Johnson, "Back to the Moon"
Les Johnson is a NASA physicist, manager, author, husband and father. By day, he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In his spare time he writes science and science fiction. His latest book is a novel, "Back to the Moon."
Les will visit the Georgia Tech bookstore to discuss and sign copies of his novel. Free to the public.
Decades after the last footprints were left on the Moon, the U.S. was preparing to return to the Lunar surface, when the mission suddenly became much more urgent. It would have to be a rescue mission.
Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, China had sent its own Lunar expedition. A manned expedition. Until a distress call was received, no human outside of China even knew that the mission was manned -- or that their ship had crash-landed and couldn’t take off again.
Time was running out, and if the four Chinese astronauts were to be rescued, the American lunar mission would have to launch immediately, with a only a skeleton crew. Once the U.S. astronauts were underway the army of engineers and scientists back home had the daunting task of deciding what equipment could be left on the Moon to permit the lunar landar to lift safely from the Moon with the two U.S. astronauts and the four stranded Chinese taikonauts! Could the U.S. mount such a mission successfully -- and would thousands of years of instilled honor “allow” the Chinese astronauts to accept a rescue?
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- Created By: Michael Hagearty
- Created: 02/02/2012
- Modified By: Fletcher Moore
- Modified: 10/07/2016