In this Xtra episode we feature Jeanette Remak and her book ‘To slip the Surly Bonds- NASA, the Shuttle Disaster and the demise of the US Manned Space Program’.

Jeanette Remak is a military aviation historian, writer, author and artist.

Jeanette Remak

Her books include XB-70 Valkyrie: The Ride to Valhalla, A-12 Blackbird: Declassified, The Archangel and the OXCART and The Dawn of Mach III Reconnaissance. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Remak worked for six years as the Aircraft Historian for the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum in Manhattan. She has also worked as a consultant for the Curator’s Office at the U.S. Air Force Museum.

STS-51-L Challenger - Copyright Kennedy Space Centre

Along with her co-author, Joseph Ventolo Jr, Jeanette formed Phoenix Aviation Research to provide historical research services for other writers, researchers and historians.

Jeanette has studied Fine Art and has a degree in Commerical Photography. She obtained her Masters Degree in Aviation Sciences in 2000 from Northwestern International University. Her accomplishments are listed in Who’s Who Among American Women 1994-1995.

Jeanette has travelled extensively and currently resides in Sunnyside, NY, USA.

Columbia in the Orbiter Processing Facility after delivery to Kennedy Space Center in 1979 Copyright NASA

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