Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
Red Dirt to Rockets - Book Signing Event
The Oklahoma History Center is presenting a special program titled "From Red Dirt to Rockets: Oklahomans and Space; Celebrating and Recognizing Oklahomans' Contributions to the Space Program" Wednesday May 25th. In association with this special program, a book signing has also been scheduled at noon that day.
William Pogue, Oklahoma astronaut, will be signing his book "But For The Grace of God." Pogue flew on the Skylab 4 mission in November 16, 1973, and concluded February 8, 1974. This was the longest manned flight (84 days, 1 hour and 15 minutes) in the history of manned space exploration to date.
Pogue was born in Okemah, and earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and master's degree from Oklahoma State University. He served in the U. S. Air Force retiring as a Colonel.
Bill Moore, retired Oklahoma Historical Society archivist, will be signing his book "Oklahomans in Space." Moore has written extensively about Oklahoma's connections to NASA and the Man In space program. He has also produced several documentaries on the subject for OETA.
Both authors will beginning signing their books at noon Wednesday, May 25 at the Oklahoma History Center.