Sextants in Space

Around the time I was writing the introductory chapter to The Water Cure — about an astronaut using a sextant to get the spacecraft’s position in orbit — there were astronauts trying it again in the International Space Station. It had been done on Gemini and Apollo flights, but the Apollo sextant was built-in.

I wanted to put my astronaut’s sextant on the cover of all three books in the series (so far), and if FedEx had not lost the one I ordered from India in their freight facility in Memphis, I’d have been able to take the photos I wanted and publish the books far in advance of the Christmas holiday!

See this short promotional video about the ISS sextant experiment.

https://archive.org/details/jsc2018m000418_Navigating_Space_by_the_Stars

About W. Keith Brenton

W. Keith Brenton is a retired communication specialist, minister and passenger train conductor, living and writing in the historic resort village Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He is the widowed adoptive dad of Matt and Laura, and Pop-Pop to one grandchild. He enjoys drinking the local water, but unfortunately doesn’t look any younger than his actual age.
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