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Joel W. Powell (on the left in several views during his freelance career), helped create the Space Shuttle Almanac with Lee Brandon-Cremer in 1992. He witnessed 29 shuttle launches since 1982, including the program grand finale on July 8, 2011. Beginning with STS-4, Mr. Powell has been present at Kennedy Space Center for many shuttle milestones including the Challenger accident in 1986, numerous Mir and ISS missions, and the final Hubble repair mission in 2009. Powell has been writing for SPACEFLIGHT Magazine in London, England since 1979, and serves as the Robotic Exploration Editor for Quest, the Magazine of Space History at the University of North Dakota. He has also written an illustrated history of Cape Canaveral, 'Go for Launch'.
The two journalists have visited and toured every NASA Field Center as well as Vandenberg AFB, including SLC-6, over the last four decades.
Lee Brandon-Cremer (on the left), has lived in Australia, Canada and England and traveled extensively. A Writer/Researcher/Historian/Contributor on Manned Spaceflight and ICBM projects. He has a special interest in Russian & Chinese Manned Spaceflight as well as the US Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. Witnessed STS-1 in April, 1981 and considers it the best memory of his free-lance career. Also viewed many other Shuttle launches and landings, as well as US ELV launches.