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    Wally Funk Oral History Interview

    Wally Funk was interviewed about her life and career. In 1961, Mary Wallace Funk volunteered for the “Women in Space” Program. A group of women went to the Lovelace Clinic, where the Mercury astronauts had…

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    Gene Kranz Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Gene Kranz talked about his career at NASA. A retired NASA flight director and manager, he served as a flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs, including when the Apollo 11…

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    James Lovell Oral History Interview

    Former NASA astronaut James Lovell talked about his life and career. He was a veteran of the Gemini and Apollo missions. In 1968 he was command module pilot on Apollo 8, the first NASA mission to…

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    Frank Borman Oral History Interview

    Frank Borman talked about his life and career. He was a Gemini and Apollo astronaut who served as commander of Apollo 8, the first NASA mission to fly around the Moon. This interview was…

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    Glynn Lunney Oral History Interview

    In 1958, engineer Glynn Lunney became one of the original 35 members of the Space Task Group, which later became NASA. Mr. Lunney’s aerospace career spans almost three decades, serving in the…

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    Walter Cunningham Oral History Interview

    Former NASA astronaut Walter Cunningham talked about his life and career. He was lunar module pilot on Apollo 7, Apollo’s first manned mission which launched on October 11, 1968. The interview is…

    570 views
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    Walter Schirra Oral History Interview

    Former NASA astronaut Walter Schirra talked about his life and career. He was one of the original seven astronauts, flew with the Mercury and Gemini missions and was commander on Apollo 7, which…

    716 views
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    Gerry Griffin Oral History Interview, Part 1

    In the first of this two-part interview, former NASA flight director, flight controller and Johnson Space Center director, Gerald Griffin talked about his role on the Gemini project. He also…

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    Former Astronaut Vance Brand Oral History

    Former astronaut Vance Brand talked about the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission, why this co-mission was important, what it was like learning from and training with the Soviets, and how the two…

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    Fred Haise Oral History on Apollo 13

    Former astronaut and Apollo 13 lunar module pilot Fred Haise talked about the failed Apollo 13 mission to the moon. He was interviewed for the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project. Apollo 13 was…

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    M. Scott Carpenter Oral History Interview

    Scott Carpenter was interviewed about his career. He was the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space. He was also an aquanaut. This interview was part of an oral…

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    Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 2

    In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about experimenting with weightlessness, the mission launch and docking on…

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    Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 1

    In the first half of this two-part interview, former NASA astronaut and science pilot for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about the process of becoming an astronaut, his experience as a…

    893 views
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    Gerry Griffin Oral History Interview, Part 2

    In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight controller, and Johnson Space Center director, talked about transitioning from master control of…

    383 views
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    Alan Shepard Oral History Interview

    Alan Shepard was interviewed about his career. He was the first American in space, and also was the fifth person to walk on the moon. This interview was part of an oral history collection…

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    Guenter Wendt 1999 Oral History Interview

    Guenter Wendt worked as the manager of the launch pads for the Mercury, Gemini, and parts of the Apollo missions and was often the last person astronauts saw before going into space. He…

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    Gene Kranz Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Gene Kranz talked about his career at NASA. A retired NASA flight director and manager, he served as a flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs, including when the Apollo 11…

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    Betty Skelton Oral History Interview

    Betty Skelton Frankman was interviewed about her life and career. Betty Skelton was a pilot who in 1959 was the first woman to volunteer to undergo the same medical and psychological tests as the…

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    Robert Crippen Oral History Interview, Part 2

    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…

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    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 Space Center. He recalled his pioneering work on the space…

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