Professor of History and Director, The University Honors College
Auburn University http://www.auburn.edu/~hansejr/
Author – “First Man – a Biography of Neil A Armstrong”
James R. Hansen is a professor of history at Auburn University in Alabama. His book From the Ground Up won the History Book Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1988. For his work, The Wind and Beyond (NASA) – (six-volume series), he was awarded the Eugene Ferguson Prize for Outstanding Reference Work by the Society for the History of Technology in 2005.