John Bisney and J. L. Pickering are also the authors of Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini: A Rare Photographic History. John Bisney is a correspondent who covered the space program for more than thirty years for CNN, the Discovery Channel, and Sirius/XM Radio, among other news outlets. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. J. L. Pickering lives in Bloomington, Illinois. He is a spaceflight historian who has been archiving rare space images and historic artifacts for some forty years.