Robert Crippen Oral History Interview, Part 1
Robert Crippen talked about his life and career as a NASA astronaut and as director of both the space shuttle program and of the Kennedy… read more
Robert Crippen talked about his life and career as a NASA astronaut and as director of both the space shuttle program and of the Kennedy Space Center. He recalled his pioneering work on the space shuttle program and his experience as a veteran of four flights who logged over 565 hours in space, orbited the earth 374 times, and traveled over 9.4 million miles. The pilot of the first space shuttle mission, he also flew aboard both the Challenger and Columbia shuttles, which were later lost in flight.
This program is the first of two parts.
This interview by Rebecca Wright was recorded on May 26, 2006, at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, for NASA’s Johnson Space Center History Collection. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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