NASA Consultant, Speaker, Author, Science Journalist and Internationally Renowned Space Expert Andrew Chaikin knows space like no one else. Author of A Man on the Moon, the definitive history of the Apollo moon program, he has seen NASA from inside and out. He knows what got NASA to the moon—and how those “secrets of space success” can help you and your team. How NASA’s lessons can be your lessons—no matter what business you are in. Award-winning science journalist and space historian Andrew Chaikin has authored books and articles about space exploration and astronomy for more than three decades. Writer-director and explorer James Cameron (Titanic, Aliens of the Deep) called him “our best historian of the space age.”

Chaikin is best known as the author of A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts, widely regarded as the definitive account of the moon missions. First published in 1994, this acclaimed work was the main basis for Tom Hanks’ 12-part HBO miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon, which won the Emmy for best miniseries in 1998. Chaikin spent eight years writing and researching A Man on the Moon, including over 150 hours of personal interviews with 23 of the 24 lunar astronauts (Apollo 13’s Jack Swigert was already deceased). Apollo moonwalker Gene Cernan said of the book, “I’ve been there. Chaikin took me back.” A new edition of the book, with a new afterword for the 50th anniversary of the space age, was published by Penguin in 2007.

Featured Topics

It’s Not All Rocket Science – The lessons from NASA’s failures and successes
The Single Most Important Reason NASA Reached the Moon
Failure is the Best Teacher

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Team Performance - 100%
Goal Setting - 100%
Project Management - 100%
Space Expert - 100%
Motivation - 100%

Andrew Chaikin somehow manages to combine the knowledge of a space engineer, the writing of a seasoned science journalist, and the speaking talents of a prized professor, to bring the past, present, and future of space exploration down to Earth. Nobody does it better.

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