KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - ORAL HISTORY
The statements contained in these interviews represent the opinions of the interviewees and not the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The KSC Oral History Program (KOHP) goals are:
To capture the history of individuals who served the Nation’s space program at the Kennedy Space Center, gateway to space for all of America's human space flights and many of its payloads on expendable launch vehicles
To foster a learning organization at KSC by utilizing knowledge as a resource where employees, new hires and existing personnel, can learn about KSC’s heritage, gain valuable insight from those who worked in their functional area, and draw from the lessons learned by former personnel
To engage the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery through the widest possible dissemination of oral history material to the public, the media, formal and informal educational institutions and to academic and professional researchers
This is an on-going effort and new interviews will be added as they are produced. The content and opinions in the interview are solely those of the interviewee.
Image at left - STS-1 launched at Kennedy Space Center on April 12, 1981
STS-1 marked NASA’s very first Space Shuttle Mission. Commanded by John Young and flown by pilot and future KSC Center Director Robert Crippen, this historic launch marked a new era in space exploration for NASA.
Below are Some of KSC's Oral Histories