Jonathan Ward is the author of Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew (With Mike Leinbach. Skyhorse Publishing, January 2018); Countdown to a Moon Launch: Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey (Springer-Praxis, July 2015); and Rocket Ranch: The Nuts and Bolts of the Apollo Moon Program at Kennedy Space Center (Springer-Praxis, July 2015)
A native of the Washington, DC area, Jonathan’s career included working for Boeing on the Space Station Freedom Program. In 2011, he moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, where he serves as an executive coach on the adjunct staff of the Center for Creative Leadership. Jonathan also volunteers as a Solar System Ambassador, a public outreach program sponsored by JPL. An avid astrophotographer, Jonathan was elected in October as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. His presentation at the July luncheon included an extensive Q&A that drew all kinds of reactions – mostly delight, as seen in the gallery that follows. CLICK ON A PHOTO TO ENLARGE.