Launius, Roger D.

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LAUNIUS, Roger D. American, b. 1954. Genres: Air/Space topics, History. Career: Camp Moore State Commemorative Area, Tangipahoa, LA, museum manager, 1982; Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, IL, historian, 1982-84; Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, UT, chief of Office of History, 1984-86; Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, MD, deputy command historian, 1986-87; Military Airlift Command, command historian, 1987-90; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC, chief historian, 1990-. McKendree College, instructor, 1983-84; Weber State College, adjunct professor, 1985-86; Graceland College, adjunct professor, 1990-95; Florida Institute of Technology, Krieger Lecturer, 1993; University of Alabama, Huntsville, Honors Lecturer, 1994; Anne Arundel Community College, adjunct professor, 1995-; Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, History of Technology Lecturer, 1995. Publications: AEROSPACE HISTORY: NASA: A History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, 1994; Apollo 11 at Twenty-Five (electronic picture book), 1994. MORMON HISTORY: Zion's Camp: Expedition to Missouri, 1834, 1984; The Kirtland Temple: A Narrative History, 1986, 2nd ed., 1990; (with L.E. Braby) The Restoration: Themes of a Growing Faith, 1987; Invisible Saints: A History of Black Americans in the Reorganized Church, 1988; Joseph Smith III: Pragmatic Prophet, 1988; Father Figure: Joseph Smith III and the Creation of the Reorganized Church, 1990. EDITOR: (with F.M. McKiernan) An Early Latter Day Saint History: The Book of John Whitmer, 1980; John Whitmer Historical Association Monograph Series, 1989-; (with McKiernan, and contrib.) Missouri Folk Heroes of the Nineteenth Century, 1989; New Series in NASA History, 1990-; (with W.B. Spillman) Let Contention Cease: The Dynamics of Dissent in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1991, 2nd ed., 1993; (with L. Thatcher) Differing Visions: Dissenters in Mormon History, 1994; History of Rocketry and Astronautics, 1994; Organizing for the Use of Space: Historical Perspectives on a Persistent Issue, 1995; (with J.E. Hallwas) Cultures in Conflict: A Documentary History of the Mormon War in Illinois, 1995; (with Hallwas) Kingdom on the Mississippi Revisited: Nauvoo in Mormon History, 1996. Contributor to books and magazines. Address: History Office, Headquarters National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Code Z, Washington, DC 20546, U.S.A.