ARTICLES


Astronomy Magazine: Rusty Schweickart remembers Apollo 9
March 2019

Why the Apollo 50th is Important
February 2018

Acta Astronautica DPATM
Decision program on asteroid threat mitigation
March 2009

Asteroid Threats: A Call for Global Response
This report, created by the Association of Space Explorer's Near-Earth Asteroid Committee and its Panel on Asteroid Threat Mitigation was published and submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in the fall of 2008. It has since been edited and adopted by the Committee and accepted by the UN General Assembly. The General Assembly has supported the recommendations of COPUOS and the work continues today via the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN) and the Space Mission Planning Advisory Group (SMPAG), entities essentially recommended in our report.


ASE Theme Session
Learning from Space.
October 2003


Home Planet, Preface
This is the preface I wrote for The Home Planet, the ASE's first book; a "coffee table" book which presented what we ASE founding members felt were the most beautiful views of the Earth. Along with the pictures we each wrote brief descriptions of our thoughts and feelings looking down on our home planet from orbit. The book was published in 1988 in about 8 countries, each with the writing in the language of the space flyer and the country of publication.

Apocalypse Then. Next One, When?
June 2008

International Space Development Conference
May 2007
Status on Protection of Earth from NEO Impacts

International Space Development Conference
2006 Luncheon Address
NEOS: The Katrinas of the Cosmos

JSC Oral History - Part 1
JSC Oral History - Part 2
These two files comprising my JSC Oral history were recorded on 19 October 1999 and 8 March 2000. These transcripts are the most comprehensive biographical materials of my history as an astronaut. The originals are audio recordings but at the moment I have no clue re how to access the audio files vs. these transcripts. Nevertheless, if you're really into the details, these are for you!

Backs Against the Bomb
Our Backs Against the Bomb, Our Eyes on the Stars
July 1987

No Frames, No Boundaries
This is the transcript of the 1974 talk I gave at the Lindisfarne Association during which I first spoke publicly about my space experience.  The 5 minutes I had to myself while Dave Scott attempted to repair a balky camera became the basis for my reflection on the implications of humanity looking back on itself from the perspective of space.

VIDEOS


ASTEROID DAY >> Dinner speech of Apollo-9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart at Asteroid Day.


NASA Video: Apollo 9
Here’s a just released NASA video on our Apollo 9 mission

ASTEROID DAY >> Rusty Schweickart is an American aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA Apollo 9 astronaut, research scientist, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as well as a former business executive and government executive. In this talk, Rusty talks all things asteroids.

FOX NEWS >> 'There was a bit of tension': Astronaut describes watching Moon landing with Buzz Aldrin's family.

 

AUDIO


BLUE DOT PODCAST
This is a recent “Blue Dot” podcast in which Dave Schlom and I discuss the Apollo 9 mission.  The link provides a clickable audio.

No Frames, No Boundaries
This is the actual recording from my lecture to the Lindisfarne Association back in 1974 where I first spoke about my reflections on humanity looking back at itself from space.  It is within this talk that I related the personal experience of those “5 minutes” hanging in space and glimpsing the “big picture”.

 

PRESENTATIONS