David Scott - Post-NASA Career

Post-NASA Career

  • On April 18, 1975, at age 42, Scott became the Center Director of NASA's Flight Research Center, a position he held until October 30, 1977.
  • He commentated for British TV on the first Space Shuttle flight (STS-1) in April 1981.
  • He also consulted on the movies Apollo 13 for Ron Howard and was on the set for much of the filming of the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon, where he advised both Tom Hanks and the various directors, as well as answered questions from the actors on set.
  • In 2000 he was briefly engaged to British television newscaster Anna Ford.
  • In 2003-2004 he consulted on the BBC TV series Space Odyssey: Voyage To The Planets
  • In 2004, he and former Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov began work on a dual biography / history of the "Space Race" between the United States and the Soviet Union. The book, "Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race" was published in 2006. Neil Armstrong and Tom Hanks both wrote introductions to the book.
  • He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Margaret.
  • Scott is one of the astronauts featured in the book and documentary In the Shadow of the Moon, and was instrumental in helping to get the film off the ground.

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