Non-fiction author John Bisney is on the trail of a real-life mystery.
During the writing of his latest book, “The Space Age Presidency of John Kennedy,” there are photos he wants to use for his book that show Los Alamos National Laboratory workers he can’t identify.
He is hoping that people in Los Alamos who see the photos will be able to identify them. The picture series involves a trip Kennedy made to LANL in 1962.
“Although I have identified the politicians and top-level officials, the photos show a number of staff people and project scientists who I would love to identify,” he said. “Unfortunately, I have so far only run up against dead ends. I have tried the Los Alamos Historical Society, the lab’s alumni group, a NMSU (New Mexico State University) history professor, Facebook, etc.”
Bisney, a former Capitol Hill correspondent for the Cable News Network (CNN), has been working with space photo archivist J.L. Pickering to produce books of photographs of America’s space program. Previous collaborations include “Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini: A Rare Photographic History and “Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo : A Rare Photographic History.” All of their books are available on Amazon.com.