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Apollo Flight Controllers

Apollo Flight Controllers

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APOLLO201NEWSCENTERNASAMannedSpacecraftCenterHouston,TexasNEWSRELEASENO.1February23,1966SUBJECT:Apollo
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Saturn201FlightControllerandRecoveryAssignmentsHOUSTON,TEXAS--Real-time,in-flightanalysisofthetrajectoryandspacecraftsystemswillbetheflightcontrolfunctionoftheMissionControlCenter,Houston,duringtheApollo
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Saturn201unmannedsuborbitalflight.ThisanalysiswillbeaccomplishedthroughuseoffacilitiesoftheAirForceEasternTestRangeaugmentedbytrackingfromtheRose
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nottrackingship.TheMCC-Handothersiteswillbestaffedbyflightcontrollersandotherpersonnelduringtheflightinmuchthesamemanneraspastmannedflights.However,therearefewertrackingstations,theflightsurgeon'sconsolewillnotbemanned,andnoastronautswillbeassigneddutyatconsolesintheMissionOperationsControlRoom(MOCR).OnlyaoneshiftoperationwillberequiredduringthisApolloflight.Brig.Gen.CoH.Bolender(biographyattached)willserveastheApollo
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Saturn201missiondirector.HewillhandlehisdutiesfromtheMissionControlCenter,Houston,whichhasdirectresponsi-bilityformissionsuccessfromthefinalcountdownthroughspace-craftrecovery.--more--
 
Add1NewsRelease1IncaseofacommunicationsfailureoriftimedoesnotpermitdirectanddetailedcontrolfromtheMCC-Hinfinalphasesoftheflight
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controlresponsibilitywillreverttothecommandcommuni-catoraboardthetrackingshipRoseKnot.Ifanonboardfailureoccurs,certainvehiclefunctionswillbeinitiatedusingremotedfacilitiesoftheMCC-Horthetrackingship.Thiscommandcapabilityisapplicableonlyinassistingcertaingrossmaneuversanddoesnotprovideacompletecommandcontrolbackupofallspacecraftfunctions.AssignmentsfortheAS201missionfortheMOCRwillbe:FlightDirector:GlynnS.Lunney,29,wasborninOldForge,Pa.HereceivedhisBSdegreeinaeronauticalengineeringfromtheUniversityofDetroit.LunneyjoinedNASA'spredecessorNACAinAugust1955.Real-timeinflightanalysisoftheApollo201missionasassociatedwithmissiontrajectoryandvehiclesystemswillbeunderthedirectionofLunneyduringtheflight.InflightcommandcontrolofcertainfunctionswillbeinitiatedunderLunney'sdirectionfromtheMCC-Hintheeventofonboardfailures.AssistantFlightDirector:LawrenceS.Canin
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30,wasborninBrooklyn,N.Y.HereceivedaBSdegreeinelectricalengineeringin1962fromLosAngelesStateCollegeandjoinedNASAinMarch1965.OperationsandProcedures:JohnH.TempleandHerbertE.Porter.Temple,25,wasborninMiami,Fla.HehasaBSdegreeinaerospace--more--
 
Add2NewsReleaseNo.1engineeringfromtheUnive
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sityofTexasin1963,andjoinedNASAinJune1963.Porter,25,wasborninHansboro,N.D.,andrecei
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ed_·hisBSdegreeinMechanicalengineeringfromNorthDakotaStatein_:1963.HejoinedNASAinDecember1964.BoosterSystemsEngineer:CharlesW.Casey(No.1)andDexterH.Burdeshaw(No.2).Casey,33,wasborninRome,Ga.
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andreceived·_hisBSdegreeinphysicsfromNorthGeorgiaCollegein1955.HejoinedNASAinJuly1960.Burdeshaw
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34
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wasborninBirmingham,·Ala.,andreceivedaBSdegreeinmathematicsandphysicsfromHowardCollegeinBirmingham.HejoinedNASAinJanuary1961.Electrical,EnvironmentalandCommunicationsSystemsEngineers(EECOM):Da
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idB.Pendley,40
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wasborninHackensack
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N.J.HereceivedaBSdegreeinengineeringsciencefromtheUniversityof·'Miamiin1949.HejoinedNASAinNo
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ember1961.Guidance,Na
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igationandCommunications(GNC)Engineer:Louis
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·_A.DeLuca
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39,wasborninDetroit
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Mich.Hismajorareaofstudy
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wasinengineeringandmathematicsandhejoinedNASAinOctober1962.SystemsBackup:JohnP.Meszaros,34
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wasborL_inSanAntonio,Tex.HereceivedhisBSdegreeinaeronauticalengineeringfromtheUniversityofTexasin1958,andjoinedNASAinSeptember1962.RetrofireOfficer:CharlesF.Deiterich,27,wasborninMahoning,Pa'.HereceivedhisBAdegreeinphysicsandmathematics
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