Author Biography

image008Don A. Nelson is an aerospace consultant and writer. Mr. Nelson has consulted with congressional and government offices on NASA issues since his retirement from NASA in January 1999 after 36 years with the agency. He has made numerous media appearances on national and foreign television. He participated in the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle Projects as a mission planner and operations technologist. Mr. Nelson was a supporting team member for the first rendezvous in space, first manned mission to the moon, first manned lunar landing, and the first flight of the Space Shuttle. During his last 11 years at NASA, he served as a mission operations evaluator for proposed advanced space transportation projects. He was a member of the design team for the space shuttle. His NASA experiences give him a unique knowledge of NASA’s problems and for seeking feasible and realistic solutions. Mr. Nelson is a graduate of Southern Methodist School of Engineering. He is a certified private pilot and holds a Phase VI Pilot Proficiency Wings award from the Federal Aviation Administration. Currently Mr. Nelson is a blogger for Insurance Quote Deals.
Mr. Nelson is the author of:

NASA New Millennium Problems and Solutions

by Don A. Nelson


Written by a retired NASA engineer, this easy-to-read book is insider’s look at many of the space program’s current problems. Not only does it predict the most recent shuttle disaster, it provides a detailed understanding of why our nation’s exploration of its ‘last frontier’ is headed for disaster. With aging shuttles, no definitive plans for future of the vehicle, and poor management, Nelson’s book is a wake-up call to all Americans to take note and action…or lose the hope of conquering the stars (Barnes & Noble review).

Now is the time to:Speak out…or forever suffer the consequences of remaining silent!”