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From: Yadkinville, NC
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 06-05-2013 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As my noble editor Colin Burgess announced at Spacefest V, Milt Heflin and I are hard at work on a book for University of Nebraska Press on the third-floor Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) and the people who worked there. The working title is "Go, Flight!" and I've already had several incredible interviews with Glynn Lunney, Sy Liebergot, Jerry Bostick, Dave Reed and Dutch von Ehrenfried.

Next up are John Aaron, Gerry Griffin and Arnie Aldrich.

That said, one major, major, major source of research would be a manning-list reference that would have a breakdown of what controllers worked a particular phase of a flight — launch, TLI, lunar descent and ascent, re-entry and so forth? I've got an Excel spreadsheet with manning lists from Mercury all the way through ASTP, but it's not specific as to who worked what phase.

I actually have such documents from the Trench, but nothing for the second or third rows.

Might anybody out there be able to help?

David Carey

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posted 06-05-2013 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 8 mission is uniquely covered by team shift rotations in the Apollo Flight Journal.

Other AFJ mission entries follow a different format and don't seem to catalog who was where and when.

The NASA History Site's bio for Jay Greene suggests in the references that all the manning data is in the JSC archives at University of Houston - Clear Lake.

Not aware of anything else to help on summarizing team schedules for the rest of the missions besides fragmentary mentions in transcripts and photo captions.

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From: Columbus, OH USA
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posted 06-20-2013 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacecraft films   Click Here to Email spacecraft films     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it isn't at Clear Lake it is in Fort Worth at NARA.

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