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STS Recordation Oral History Project

This effort involved the collection of history from key individuals formerly and currently associated with the agency’s Space Shuttle Program (SSP), focusing on the Space Shuttle Orbiter and its related components. These interviews include information on a number of Space Shuttle Program aspects from concept development to retirement, and focus on design, hardware evolution, and changes in response to the two Space Shuttle accidents.

For more information on Space Shuttle Recordation, visit the Website:
http://www.nasa.gov/agency/crm/shuttle/

Barauskas, Stan M.
8-24-10 (206K)

Manager and Design Engineer for Shuttle Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), Downey, CA

Bartolone, Anthony P.
7-5-11 (108K)

Lead Project Engineer, ET and SRB Processing, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Blackburn, Gerald A.
8-24-10 (154K)

Project Manager, Material and Processes, Downey, CA

Carlton, James A.
7-13-11 (128K)
Program Manager, SRB, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Chaput, Joseph P.
7-13-11 (119K)

Manager, Marine Operations, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Emde, Wendall D.
8-27-10 (119K)

Thermal Protection System development, Associate Program Manger, Downey, CA

Emero, Donald H.
8-26-10 (96K)

Shuttle Systems Design, Thermal Protection System Development; Vice President Engineering, Downey, CA

Ferris, Frances A.
8-24-10 (111K)

Chief Project Engineer, Orbiter Design & Requirements; Purge, Vent & Drain/Thermal Control System Analyst and Supervisor; Downey, CA

Goetz, Otto K.
7-20-10 (85K)

Space Shuttle Main Engines Chief Engineer and Project Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Hopson, George D.
7-20-10 (129K)

Space Shuttle Main Engines Project Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Kahl, Robert H.
8-25-10 (112K)

Direction of Operations, Rockwell International/Boeing Space Systems, Palmdale, CA

Kramer White, Julie A.
4-26-11 (182K)

Space Shuttle Orbiter Structural Subsystem Manager, Systems Engineer, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Lindstrom, Robert E.
7-19-10 (64K)

Shuttle Projects Office Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Lucas, William R.
7-21-10 (121K)

Director, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

McCool, Jr., Alex A.
5-11-11 (149K)

Director of the Structures and Propulsion Laboratory, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

McCormack, Donald L.
3-24-11 (130K)
Ferry Operations Manager, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Mitchell, Royce E.
6-30-10 (159K)

Reusable Solid Rocket Motor Project Manager, Solid Rocket Motor Redesign after Challenger Accident, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Moser, Thomas L..
4-9-10 (167K)
5-27-10 (92K)

Chief, Structural Design; Thermal Protection System Engineering Design, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Odom, James B.
7-20-10 (101K)

External Tank Project Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Pessin, Myron A. "Mike"
6-30-10 (223K)

External Tank Chief Engineer, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Ransone, Eric S.
7-13-11 (174K)

Operations Flow Manager, Space Shuttle Main Enginer, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Roberts, William J.
8-25-10 (169K)
8-26-10 (73K)

4-15-12 (77K)

Project Manager for Shuttle Retirement; Vehicle Project Manager for OV-103 (Discovery), Huntington Beach, CA

Schwinghamer, Robert J.
7-20-10 (135K)

Associate Director, Technical; Materials Lab Director, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Sheehan, Gerald D.
7-12-11 (153K)

Columbia Vehicle Manager, Orbiter Engineering, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Singer, Jody A.
7-21-10 (81K)

Deputy Manager, Propulsion Office; Solid Motor Rocket/Reusable Solid Motor Rocket Manager; Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Smith, Gerald W..
5-12-11 (184K)
Solid Rocket Booster Redesign, Engineer, Space Shuttle Main Engine, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Stilson, Stephanie S.
7-14-11
4-13-12

Flow Direcotr for Discovery, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Henry T. Taylor
8-26-11 (113K)

Flight Engineer and Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Thomas, John W.
6-29-10 (113K)

Led Solid Motor Rocket Redesign after Challenger Accident; Program Manager Advanced Solid Motor Rocket Contractor; Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Thompson, J. R.
5-13-11 (67K)
Space Shuttle Main Engine Project Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
Tribe, John
7-13-11 (138K)
Director, Launch Support Services Systems Engineering, Chief Engineer, Orbiter Engineering, Kennedy Space Center, FL
White, Terrence R.
7-12-11 (170K)
Project Lead, Thermal Protection System, Kennedy Space Center, FL

More transcripts are available from the alphabetical list above or from the complete list of participants.

Please note: Links on the following pages are active once the Oral History transcript is archived in the JSC History Collection.

To view the newest additions to the JSC History Collection, visit the "What's New" announcement.

Transcript lists were last updated: April 30, 2014

   
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