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Robert Pearlman

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posted 03-22-2005 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Space Show features Sy Liebergot, author and former NASA Apollo team member. Sy began his engineering career with North American Aviation, in Downey, CA, before graduating from California State University-Los Angeles with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1963. His space career began at North American at the very inception of the Apollo lunar program when he joined a newly formed Flight Operations Group. In 1964, he transferred to Houston, Texas as a member of the Flight Operations Group in support of NASA Mission Operations at the Manned Spacecraft Center, which had just opened. Sy switched over to NASA after about a year to qualify for a “front room” flight controller position in the mission control center in order to “get in on the action.” He became a veteran flight controller of many flights serving as Operations and Procedures Officer on AS-202, as Assistant Flight Director On AS-501 (the first Saturn V launch), and as EECOM (Electrical, Environmental, Consumables) Flight Controller on Apollo missions 8 - 15. Sy was the Lead EECOM Flight Controller for Apollo missions 12 - 15 and an EGIL (Skylab EECOM) for all of the Skylab program missions. On the international scene, Sy was the Lead EECOM for the American-Russian Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) mission. He contributed his experience to early shuttle missions and to the space station design. As EECOM in Mission Control on Apollo 13, Sy was at the focal point of the crisis when the spacecraft oxygen tank exploded. He has advised and contributed to several books concerning Apollo 13 including the movie, Apollo 13; and was the technical adviser for an archival multi-media CD-ROM entitled Apollo 13, A Race Against Time, which is devoted to the Apollo 13 mission. He has appeared in the PBS NOVA series, the History Channel Modern Marvels, and the acclaimed Public Broadcast System documentary Apollo 13, To The Edge and Back. He served as the on-camera host for a space documentary entitled In the Shadow of the Moon, produced by the CBS affiliate in Austin, Texas. He recently has published his autobiography entitled Apollo EECOM: Journey Of A Lifetime. As part of the Apollo 13 Operations Team, Sy was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also received the NASA Commendation Award for his leadership role in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project international space mission. He has also been honored as Distinguished Alumnus of his alma mater’s School of Engineering and Technology. Sy, as a Senior Project Engineer, directed the design and fabrication of the astronaut neutral buoyancy trainers for the International Space Station (ISS) and is presently a Boeing ISS Lead Flight Operations Engineer. He remains an active booster and international public speaker of NASA's space accomplishments and the importance of a good education.

Listeners can talk to Sy Liebergot or the host using toll free 1 (866) 687-7223, by sending e-mail during the program using,,, or chatting on AOL/ICQ/CompuServe Chat using the screen name “spaceshowchat.”

Program Listening Instructions: Use this URL. You can also type in “The Space Show” in the search box on the home page and you will be taken directly to the program. Click on the speaker program and if it asks you to register, please do so. By listening to the program on this site, you will hear the Special Edition portion of the Tuesday night program which extends beyond the one hour heard on the radio broadcasts. If asks you to select a media player, most listeners say they have had great success in downloading and listening with the simple player. The Tuesday and Sunday shows are broadcast live on this internet station.

KKNW, 1150 AM in Seattle, along with the KKNW streaming site: KKNW repeats this broadcast on Saturday evening, including on their streaming site. Please check the KKNW schedule or contact


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From: New Windsor, Maryland USA
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posted 03-22-2005 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the show times are as follows:

The Tuesday Space Show is live 7-8:15PM Pacific Time.

The Sunday Space Show is live 12-1:30PM Pacific Time.

Pacific time is UTC-7.

[This message has been edited by Glint (edited March 22, 2005).]

All times are CT (US)

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