NEWS RELEASE

LOG

NUMBER

TITLE NOTE TO EDITORS 61-C Postflight Press Conference NOTE TO EDITORS 51-L Crew Departure Space Biomedical Research Institute Co-sponsors Symposium NASA Awards Space Station Testbed Contract to Rockwell Johnson Space Center Negotiates New Security Contract Challenger 7 _nd Seven dSC Teams Support Accident Investigation Hutchinson Leaves Space Station Post Lunar & Planetary Conference to be held at JSC Astronaut Don Lind REtires
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86-001 86-002 86-003 86-004 86-005 _: 86-006 86-007 86-008 86-009 86-010 86-011 _¢-6'/2_ 86-013 86-014

1/16/86 1/21/86 2/4/86 2/5/86 2/5/86 2/13/86 2/20/86 2/2g/86 3/7/86 3/12/86 3/14/86

'Critical Itesm B4i/fing set for Monday Cf NASA Picks Hamilton Standard for Closed-Loop Environmental Control System Demonstration Astronaut Bridges Reassigned dSC PICKS STELLACOM FOR TV SERVICES Symposium on ADA Programming Language R Applications for Space Sation Scheduled June 2-5 Note to Editors: JSC sets new access rul s

4/8/86 4/11/86 4/11/86

86-015 _ _r_.O_._ ['_'_'_[]b3_V] _rftO_ _._ I_a. g_,._.. --, _ 86-017 86-018 86-016

5/28/86 6/9/86 7-14-86 7-18-86

',SPACE AND THE HUMAN _DILEMMA" SEMINAR SCHEDULED AT JSC JSC ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE SPONSORS EXPO

86-019 86-020 86-021
2

CHALLENGER ASTRONAUT

TAPES ROBERT

BEING L.

ANALYZED REASSIGNED

7-17-86 7-24-86 7/25/86

STEWART

JSC TO AWARD SHUTTLE SUPPORT CONTRACT TO MCDAC

NEWS

RELEASE

LOG

NUMBER

TITLE

RELEASE

DATE

86-CP2
86-023

SELF-GUIDEDROBOT TESTED AT JSC
NEIL HUTtCINSON LEAVES NASA

7/-30/86
8-1-86

86-024

NASA NAMES PUBLIC INFORMATION, MEDIA SUPPORT SERVICE ...........

8-6-86

86-o25
86-026 86-027
<.

:vcc , , er TO
Math, Science attend NASA Space Science Workshop NASA EXHIBITS FEATURES AT STATE FAIR

8-12-86
8-15-86 8-20-86

86-028 86-029 86-030

Johnson

Space

Center Awards

Media

Support CONTRACT

Contrac

8-28-86 9-4-86

JSC PICKS PAN AM F0R MAINTENANCE Dr. Michael address at B. Duke sv_posium

to present '86 for Machine,

keynote 9-11-86 Sheetmetal 3vcs 9/12/86 9-16-86 9-30-86 10-1-86

86-031 _'

JSC Negotiates

with Esco

-............. Astronaut 86-032 86-033

Fullerton

Reassigned

JSC Awards Contract to Evans & Sutherland DONALD R. PUDDY ASSSIGNED TEMPORARY DUTY AS AMES CENTER DEPUTY

86-034 86-035

NSTS Engineering JSC Contracts

Ofc Established

(Moorehead)

10-1-86 10-3-86

Technology

Inc. for Lab Services

86-036 86-037 86-038

_0j_LLION MOU WILL CENTER SENIOR

VISITOR GOVERN STAFF

COMPLEX OF JSC

TO

BE

BUILT VISITOR

10-22-86

OPERATION AT

JSC

10-22-86 CHANGES CENTER 10-20-86 RECEIVE 11-13-86 ENGINEERING FOR SHUTTLE 11-18-86

86-039 86-040 86-041

JOHNSON SPACE NASA HONORS JSC SELECTS MOCKUP WORK JSC

EMPLOYEES

JOHNSON

EMPLOYEES

GIVE

TO

HOUSTON

FOOD

BANK

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NahonalAeronautics and Space Admin_strahon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111

News
For Release IMMEDIATE

3arbara RELEASE

Schwartz NO. 86-001

NOTE

TO

EDITORS:

MISSION

61-C

POSTFLIGHT

PRESS

CONFERENCE

The have 23. Center NASA

seven-member postflight be held

crew press in the

for

Space

Shuttle at

Mission a.m. at

61-C CST,

will January Space on

their

conference News

8:30

It will

Conference 2) and

Room will be

Johnson

in Houston Select. The crew

(Room

135,

Bldg.

broadcast

members

are

commander

Robert

L.

Gibson; D.

pilot Nelson,

Charles Steven

F. Bolden, A. Hawley, Robert

Jr.; and J.

mission

specialists R. Chang-Diaz; C. William

George and (Bill)

Franklin Cenker

payload Nelson.

specialists

and

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January 16, 1986

Na_onaJAeronautics and Space Admin_stratEon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111

News
ForRel_se January 21, 1986

John Lawrence RELEASE NO.

86-002

NOTE TO ErHTORS:

The Field

crew

of

Space for

Shuttle to

mission Kennedy

51-L Space Mike

will Center, Smith,

leave Fla. pilot; and

Ellington

Wednesday Dick Scobee, specialists leave of at Hughes of the

travel mission Judy

commander; Resnik, T-38s. and in

and Ron McNair

mission will Jarvis McAuliffe, p.m.

Ellison Payload Space

Onizuka Specialist Flight

1 p.m.

in

Gregory Christa at 12:30

Aerospace, Teacher

Participant will leave

Space

program,

aboard

a Shuttle launch

Training window

Aircraft. o ens at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan.

A three-hour 25.

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National Aeronautics and S pace Ad mimstratBon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston. Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111

News
ForR_se IMMEDIATE

Billie RELEASE

Deason NO.

86-003

SPACE

BIOMEDICAL

RESEARCH

INSTITUTE

CO-SPONSORS

SYMPOSIUM

The Baylor Astronautics cosponsoring the

Johnson College and the of

Space

Center's the

Space

Biomedical

Institute Academy of

joins

Medicine, the seventh Universities

International Space Research Man in Space. 13, by 1986, in

Association Space Symposium

in on

international of 10 and several Man

Physiologic Scheduled

Adaptation for February

through papers

the

symposium from around

includes the Union. science suggest The environment's cardiovascular The Astrodome. Jake 51-D, p.m. Garn is world,

forum

discussions

researchers and the

including The goal of

European is their research areas nervous the limits at at the 8

nations to bring

Soviet life and to

the to

conference discuss for

together work

investigators future conference effect system symposium Registration (R-Utah), the keynote will directions

current in such system, of space Houston a.m. on on space as the

adaptation. space sickness, the

emphasizes on and be the

motion walking. Marriott February

held

Hotel10. Sen. mission at 7:30

begins payload speaker

specialist at a banquet

Space February

Shuttle 10

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National Aeronautics and Space Admin,strat_on Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111 For Release: Terry White Release No. 86004 February 5, 1986

NASA

AWARDS

SPACE

STATION

TESTBED

CONTRACT

TO

ROCKWELL

The year

NASA

Johnson

Space

Center, to

Houston Rockwell of a

has

awarded

a

five-

cost-plus-fixed-fee Houston bed. at 1986 an estimated will

contract office for

International Space Station

Corporation's thermal test

design

Valued January design 1,

$5,805,500, run to January

the 1, and loads

contract 1991.

began will for

and

Rockwell sequences Space is

NASA-built space modules by

test

bed

components thermal

test on

determining habitation be

environment and 1992. for the

Station projected to

structures.

Space

Station

operational Negotiations

contract

began

in

November

1985.

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News
Nabonal Aeronautics and Space Admimstratlon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111 For Release: Terry White Release No. 86-005 Pebruary 5, 1986

JOHNSON

SPACE

CENTER

NEGOTIATES

NEW

SECURITY

CONTRACT

The contract Silas

NASA for

Johnson security

Space

Center, at

Houston, the Center

will with

negotiate Mason

a new

services of Lexington, $10.5

& Hanger,

Mason Estimated

Company to

Kentucky. for will the first three options has years, for held two the

cost

million contract

the

new

cost-reimbursement unpriced one-year

include The June will

additional Center

extensions. since

company 1982. furnish

security Under the

services contract

contract Mason

& Hanger

uniformed of employees emergency

guards, and

classified onsite and

information vehicle classified

protection, accident waste proposals

badging

visitors,

investigation, destruction. for Houston; the contract Advance Services, Security Charles, California;

communications, Other International Inc., Atlanta, firms

submitting

were Security, Inc.,

ABCO

Security Georgia;

Corporation, American Burns

Protective

Oakland, Houston; Security Security Anaheim, Virginia; Vance

California; Citadel

International Inc., Lake

Services, Dean

Security, Long

Louisiana; Inter-Con Mariman

Professionals, Systems, California; United Inc.,

Beach,

Alhambra,

California;

Security, Norfolk,

Reliance

Contracting Inc.,

Services, Orange, and

Security Inc.,

Unlimited, Fairfax,

California; Wackenhut

International, Inc., Coral

Virginia;

Services,

Gables,

Florida.

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Nat,onal Aeronaut,cs and Space Adminkstration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483 5111 For Release John Lawrence RELEASE NO. 86-006 February 13, 1986

"CHALLENGER

7 FUND"

In contributions families Joseph distribution in their

response in of P. the

to

many

inquiries of the crew

regarding of the asked coordinating have been,

donations Challenger, former

and the astronaut Dr.

memory seven to

astronauts them

have in

Allen of memory.

represent

the and will

proper be, made

contributions

which

Interested

persons

may

send

contributions

to:

The c/o Trust P.O.

Challenger Texas

7 Fund American Bank

Division Box 2529 TX 77252

Houston,

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-511!

News
For Release: February 20, 1986

Jack Riley RELEASE NO.

86-007

SEVEN

JSC

TEAMS

SUPPORT

ACCIDENT

INVESTIGATION

The data accident and

Johnson analysis investigation.

Space as

Center requested

has to

formed support

seven the

teams STS 51-L

to

provide mission

Activity orbiter, systems Data teams at flight

is

underway and crew cargo by JSC

in

the

following

areas: propulsion scenario. with

visual system,

data,

operations,main and is and the failure integrated other field

integration, provided

information centers to assist

from the

NASA Headquarters appointed by

con.nission

President.

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Nat,onal Aeronautics and Space Admin,stratbon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houslon Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111 ForRel_se Terry White Release No. February 86-008 28, 1986

HUTCHINSON

LEAVES

SPACE

STATION

POST

The Space from He

NASA

Johnson Program for

Space manager

Center, Nail

Houston Hutchinson effective 1984

today would

announced step 28, down

that

f?

Station that job

personal manager office

reasons in

February shortly

1986. NASA to

was

named the

program program

April

after

formed JSC.

and

assigned

overall

responsibility

Hutchinson of Space

will

remain John W.

with

JSC

as

Assistant

to

the

Director

Operations. will be

Aaron,

currently until

deputy a

program is

P

manager, named. NASA been has

acting

program

manager

replacement

acting

administrator in forging through point

William the its we

R.

Graham space

said', station and to

"Nail team

has and

instrumental led the phases and project to

agency's critical ready

conceptual to move on

initial

design design our on

the

are

final of

construction station and effort I am at

phases. required

Nail's

successful

management personal

space his

considerable he plans to

sacrifice in a

part,

pleased

that

continue

senior

capacity

NASA."

# _ #

NatLonalAeronautics and Space Admimstration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houslon Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111

News
For Release: March 7, 1986

Jane t Ross Release No.

86-009

LUNAR AND PLANETARY

CONFERENCE

TO BE HELD AT JSC

The be held The material

Seventeenth March 17-21

Lunar at has to this the been

and NASA

Planetary Johnson annually Apollo

Science Space since 11 include be to sessions held subsurface on Venus in

Conference Center the 1969. sessions to discuss volatiles. Venus Radar and Mapper in first

will Houston. lunar

conference was returned of

held after

Earth year's session its

Highlights Mars Martian Five present mission. Most held at the of the Robert and Venus.

conference will

on

A special and will scientists

geomorphology Russian new

relation conduct

will

data

obtained

from

the

Soviet

meetings Gilruth

during Recreation

the

five-day Center

conference at JSC.

will

be

#

#

#

NOTE TO EDITORS: Members of the press wishing to cover any part of the conference should contact Janet Ross, NASA Media Services Branch, (713) 483-5111, for copies of the press abstracts, interviews with conference participants or other assistance. Press badges will be issued for the conference.

National Aeronautics and Space Admin,strat_on Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111

News
For Release: March 12, 1986

John Lawrence RELEASE NO. 86-010

ASTRONAUT

DON LIND RETIRES

Astronaut State University

Don L. Lind, Ph.D., as a professor

will retire

from NASA and join the faculty of the 1986 fall quarter. of discussion research with the projects

at Utah

of physics

at the beginning of several months

Lind said the change university, in progress, dating

is the result

to late-1985.

At Utah State, physics

he will continue

he has

in addition

to teaching

classes. He flew aboard seven-day the orbiter he performed

Lind has been a NASA astronaut Challenger experiments Utah decades. student on mission

since 1966. During

51-B in April 1985. of scientific

that

mission module.

in a variety state

disciplines

in the Spacelab

has been active projects

in upper

atmosphere Shuttle

and space research have included

for some three and

Its scientific experiments.

on the Space

both professional

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News
For Release

Steve Nesbitt RELEASE NO. 86-011

March

14,

1986

NOTE

TO

EDITORS ITEMS BRIEFING SET FOR MONDAY

CRITICAL

briefing to discuss the Space Shuttle flight critical items process will be held Monday, March 17, at 12:00 noon CST, originating from the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston. Marion Quality Failure Merrell of the JSC office of Safety, Reliability and

A

Assurance Modes and

will discuss the Effects Analysis,

process for developing the the critical items list and

flight waivers. Also participating subsystem manager for the Orbital illustrate the FMEA process with

will be John Hooper, the JSC Maneuvering System, who will specific examples.

Copies of the critical items list will be available for review by the media in the NASA newsrooms at Headquarters, Kennedy Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center and JSC. The briefing will Satcom F2R, transponder capability. be distributed on NASA Select 13 with two-way question and Television, answer

-end-

NatkonalAeronautics and Space AdminBstratlon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston. Texas 77058 A0713 483-511!

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For Release I_{EDIATE

Terry White RELEASE NO.

86-012

NASA PICKS HAlV!ILTON ENVIRONMENTALOONTRDL

STANDARD SYSTEM

FOR CLOSED-LOOP DEIVIONSTRATION

The Hamilton Connecticut fixed-fee Life

NASA Johnson Standard for contract of

Space United

Center, Technologies, leading

Houston,

has Windsor

selected Lochs, a cost-plusControl and

negotiations for

to

award

of

a Regenerative Technology systems

Environmental Demonstrator. are envisioned in the the

Support Closed-loop

System life planned at

(ECLSS) support for

for

the

Space

Station Valued

orbital $7 of

operations million, subsystem assembly

mid-1990s. would subsystem testing

approximately design at JSC;

contract setups, and checkout

include level of a

conceptual testing set of

ECLSS

integration, test and

subsystems, testing, by JSC.

preparation support Standard's during

and

unmanned testing last about 38

demonstration performed months. Boeing submitted a

manned work would

Hamilton

Aerospace proposal

Corporation, for the contract.

Seattle,

Washington

also

April ###

8,

1986

National Aeronautics and Space Admimstrahon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 A0713 4835111

News
For Release IHFIEDIATE

John

Lawrence NO. 86-013

RIELBASE

ASTRONAUT

BRIDGES

REASSIGNED

NASA Force next

Astronaut

Roy D. Bridges of the

(Col.,

USAF)

has

been

reassigned AFB,

by the Calif.,

Air

to become month. Colonel

Commander

6510th

Test

Wing,

Edwards

effective

Bridges

has been 51-F, the

an astronaut third flight

since

May 1980.

He was and on the

pilot August fourth

of the 1985.

orbiter, He the

Challenger, served seventh

on mission

of Spacelab, in Mission

in July Control

as capsule Space Colonel

communicator flights.

(CAPCOM)

through

Shuttle Bridges 4,000

is a graduate hours from A-X of the and

of the

USAF

Test

Pilot

School

at Edwards During of aircraft

and has

flown

more

than

in 21 kinds 1970-75, flyoff 6510th,

of aircraft he was

and spacecraft. in a number test and

a previous test A-10.

assignment projects,

at Edwards including the

involved

and the Colonel

subsequent Bridges aircraft,

evaluation

of the and T-46

As commander development HH-60 of current

will be involved including

in test

next-generation

B-1 bomber,

trainer,

helicopter

and F-15 and F-16 fighters.

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Nat,onalAeronautics and Space AdminfsFafion kyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111 For Release Terry White RELEASE NO. 86-014 April 11, 1986

JOHNSON

SPACE

CENTER

PICKS

STELLACOM

FOR

TV

SERVICES

The Stellacom, contract

NASA

Johnson for

Space

Center, of

Houston,

has

selected

Inc. for

negotiations television about about

a cost-plus-award-fee services. the JSC contract's has the first option to

Center to

support

Planned year extend will the be

start at

June $4.3

I, Ig86, million. periods. JSC

valued

contract will

for

one-year the

Stellacom system and

operate library, technical

closed-circuit Shuttle for

television downlink and

videotape provide

process support

Orbiter

television,

press supply

conferences all

teleconferencing, engineering, Stellacom Houston and and

produce

training

tapes, all of

television

maintain/repair venture

television Avid

equipment. Inc. of

is a joint Coast were

Productions, Texas.

Third bidders

Video, Houston Inc.

Inc.

of Austin,

Other Industrial all of

International Taft

Teleport/STARS, Corporation,

Audio/Video,

and

Broadcasting

Houston.

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ForRelease: IMMEDIATE

Billie Deason RELEASE NO. 86-015

SYMPOSIUM ON ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE APPLICATIONS FOR SPACE STATION SCHEDULED JUNE 2-5

The First International Conference on Ada* programming language applications for the _!ASASpace Station will be June 2-5, 1986, at the Nassau Bay Hilton Hotel, Houston, Texas. Co-sponsored by NASA-Johnson Space Center and University of Houston-Clear Lake, the symposium focuses on NASA's Space Station data management system, a complex global network of computer resources. This forum is aimed at

stimulating and consolidating professional discussion and resolution of issues that relate to the use of Ada in the design, construction, and operation of

an international space station. The four-day conference deals with software development, operating systems, hardware, fault tolerance, software reusability, software applications, communications, distributed data bases, real time control, and interfaces to other languages. Dr. John Manley, Director of the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, will deliver the keynote address at 8 p.m., June 2 in the UH-Clear Lake auditorium. There will be 20 technical

sessions in five half-day periods followed by an open forum and executive summary. All technical sessions will be at the Nassau Bay Hilton Hotel.

*Ada is a registered trademark of the U.S. Government, Ada Joint Program Office May 28, 1986

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For Release

Terry Release

White No. 86-016 June 9, 1986

NOTE

_O

EDITORS:

JSC

SETS

NEW

CENTER

ACCESS

RULES

Starting guards only Badges stop." Visiting the guard for Other permanent on will through must

July admit the be

6, news

1986, media gate to

NASA

Johnson with Road

Space

Center JSC

security badges Road.

people at NASA

permanent i and Upper a

main

Bay

displayed

the

gate

guard

during

"rolling

newspeople duty that

must they wish

also to

enter go to

the the

main

gate,

telling 2 News

Building

Center

badging. JSC car gates will be open only to Center employees with

windshield newspeople should of

decals. with renew Public permanent with JSC news media badges the

Local-area nearing Media expiration Services

Security in Building

through 2.

Branch

Affairs

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National AeronautDcsand Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC 713 483-5111

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For Release June 11, 1986

John Lawrence RELEASE NO.

86-017

ASTRONAUT

GARRIOTT

TO LEAVE

NASA

Astronaut government Space f in Center, Highlights space aboard

Owen service Houston. of

K. this

Garriott, week after

Ph.D., more

leaves than 20

NASA years

and at Johnson

Dr.

Garriott's July 28-Sept.

career 25, 1983,

include 1973, on the

a and

two-month the 10-day Shuttle,

stay

Skylab, Nov.

Spacelab Columbia. Dr. in space

I mission,

28-Deco

8,

Space

Garriott's research.

plans

include

consulting

and

an

active

role

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For Release

Billie Deason RELEASE NO. 86-017

"SPACE

AND THE HUMAN DILEMMA"

SEMINAR

SCHEDULED

AT JSC

A one-day Johnson Space

seminar

"Space

and the Human Dilemma" of Houston-Clear and Astronautics of space Lake

cosponsored

by NASAchapter July 19. space begins of

Center, Institute seven

the University of Aeronautics experts

and the Houston for Saturday, development,

the American Featuring exploration

is slated technology

on the history impacts

and regional/Houston-area through

of the space

program,

the seminar Public

at 8:30 a.m. and continues Office,

5 p.m. in the briefing

room of JSC's

Affairs

Building 2. Registration Following opening remarks

will be held from 8:30-9 a.m. by university professor officials of history at 9 a.m., the keynote address Other

will be presented speakers include:

by Dr. David Lewis, Dr. Gerald Alcestis Carr,

at Auburn University.

former author

astronaut

and commander editor

of the 84-day

Sky]ab IV mission; magazine;

Oberg,

and senior space Houston Economic

for Aviation/Space Council; Dr.

Dr. William history

Urban,

president,

Development

David Goldfield, Lipsitz, author. Registration made possible of the National UH-Clear

professor,

University

of North Carolina Bilstein,

at Charlotte; history

Dr. George and

Lake history

professor;

and Dr. Roger

professor

fee is $3.

For more information Committee

call 713-488-9320. for the Humanities,

The program a state

is

by a grant Endowment

from the Texas

program

for the Humanities.

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For Release

Billie Deason Release No. 86-018

JSC ENGINEERING

DIRECTORATE

SPONSORS

EXPO

The Engineering annual 1986. "Show-and-Tell" This year's

Directorate Expostion carries

of the Johnson at the Gilruth the theme

Space Center

will host its fourth on July 30 and 31, 25 Years of

Recreation

Center

exposition

"JSC Engineeringin 1961. and demonstrate through Shuttle,

Excellence"

in recognition

of JSC's establishment will display

Eight technical and software, concepts, including

organizations space

a variety advanced

of hardware missions and

suits from Mercury hardware

communication

system

evolution

and the application and control device,

of infrared developments,

laser systems° new concepts mockup. Employees answer questions.

Also on exhibit in rocket injector

will be guidance, design, a fluidic

navigation_ momentum

and a Spacelab

of the JSC organizations

will be on hand to explain

the displays

and

The exhibit from

is open to the public on July 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on July 31 in both the ballroom Space

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be located of the Gilruth Recreation Center, building

and gymnasium Center.

207, at the Johnson

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For Rel_se

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Douglas RELEASE K. Ward NO. 86-019 IMMEDIATE

CHALLENGER

TAPES

BEING

ANALYZED

Engineer_ Challenger's voice channels. The by exposure at and and the

at onboard

JSC

have

begun

efforts recorder

to

playback includes

tape

from intercom

operational

which

tape--from to seawater

operational and a the channels must JSC. of be

recorder resultant process tape are decoded to

#2--was chemical for

severely by-products. the can the be digital type of with the the

damaged

Engineers chemicals Data stream in the and a and

IBM

developed

neutralizing point on flight it

caustic analyzed. bit

restoring voice tape at unaware

the

intermixed using analysis associated were being

equit:xnent tape shows

laboratory crew the was internal during

Preliminary the events

tragedy as would be

communications a normal ascent.

maintained

expected

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National Aeronautics and
Space AdminIstrat _On

News
For Refuse

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111

John Lawrence RELEASE NO.

86-020

ASTRONAUT

ROBERT

L.

STEWART REASSIGNED

NASA Astronaut reassigned Colorado Space and operates Stewart, He became Challenger, astronaut of the an by Springs, Command the 43, the

Robert Army CO, is nation's will work in 41-B to a

L.

Stewart

(Col., with 1. the

USA), U.S.

has Space

been Command,

position August service

effective a joint

organization space program.

which

manages

military in 1978 in the and

organization's flew aboard 1984. the the With first

Plans Space fellow flight

Division. Shuttle,

astronaut on mission McCandless, maneuvering enables also

February made

Bruce manned which Stewart

Stewart unit--the to

tests

self-contained operate independently in October

propulsion in 1985 on a

system space. Defense

astronauts flew aboard

Atlantis

Department-dedicated

mission.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, D,C. 20546 AC 202 755-8370

For F_lease: Terry White RELEASE NO. July 86-021 25, 1986

JOHNSON FOR

SPACE

CENTER

TO AWARD CONTRACT TO MCDONNELL DOUGLAS

SHUTTLE

SUPPORT

The

NASA

Johnson

Space contract

Center, to covering support. the

Houston

intends Douglas Transportation

to

award

a

cost-plus-fixed-fee Company, engineering Valued technical new capability and Houston and at

McDonnell Space

Astronautics System

Division, operations $28.2 analytical development, million,

one-year in engineering

contract

will systems

cover analyses,

support and estimated existing performed

management at contracts at JSC $20°2

systems million° with the

support. The contract

Additional is a follow-on The Houston

options to will

are two be

company. Douglas

work facilities.

and

at

McDonnell

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For Release July 3e, 19_6

_arhara RELEASE

Schwartz _0. 86-e22

SELF-CUIDED

ROBOT

_EIr'_gTESTED

AT

igc

self-guided for future Space _ranch,

reset, Station

which robots, and

is an early is being

developmental tested in the Division, displayed

model Tracking at at the

Techniques

Trackine Center

Communications and also

H?.SA's Johnson Eneineering The servicing headed by

Space

(JSC)

being

Exposition Tracbing as part

on Jul), 30-21. Pranch at JSC is working on robotic

Techniques of

an overall Space vision the

robotics Flight systems

development The

effort Branch is onboard

P_ASP's Goddard trackin_ and

Center. for use

developing the Shuttle HPSA routine

by robots

as ,.ell as plans to use jobs.

Space on

Station. Space will he Station used for for a variety of and

robots Robots

"outside" on

inspection Station or

maintenance such and as

Space

Station, platforms

to or

assemble large

Space

payloads to retrieve

free-flying

telescopes,

repair Rbhots

satellites. will giving also be used and for the remote robot controlled performing jobs the with tasks.

astronauts

commands

-more-

-2-

This such

will as a

allow

complicated

work platform,

to

be

done

at the

remote

locations,

polar-orbitinc

without

astronaut's

pres£nce. Space objects, capability. which is uses Station and the The long tasks sensor robot and will require robots robot system to has on a track that mobile as platform "eyes." weighs It moving

demonstration is a tracking

short-range feet tall

television and three

cameras feet wide

approximately 45e sent They the

five

and

approximately Robots slimmer. can use

pounds. into be space will be more compact, similar astronauts wear the same to liohter humans, For manned way, riASA and so they

will

proporticnately and equipment will

same

tools

use. size That the

example, maneuvering will not The Exposition to 4:00 to

robots units have robot which p.m. _:00 and to

arc! astronauts =or design be

extravehicular special demonstrated to the

activities. for JSC's on July to _:oo

equipment at public

robots.

wil'

Engineering 20 from p.m. !0:0C and 6:00 a.m.

i!; open July 3!

from

lo:ce

a.m.

p.m.

p.m.

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News
For R_ease August ], 1986

John

Lawrence NO. 86-023

RELEASE

NEIL

HUTCHINSON

LEAVES

NASA Nell B. Hutchinson is leaving NASA to pursue

Former Space Station Program Manager interests outside government service.

Hutchinson headed the program office from its inception in April 1984 to March 1986. His immediately prior duties were as Director of the Space Shuttle Operations Office at NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Apart from that one-year assignment, Hutchinson's NASA career has been entirely at Johnson Space Center. Since resigning as _)rogram manager, Hutchinson has been assistant _o the Director of Space Operations at JSC. He joined NASA in 1962 and worked on the design and development of the Mission Control Center's Real Time Computer Complex. He was a flight director for Apollo 17 (the final lunar landing mission), for all three Skylab missions from 1973 to 1974, for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975, and for the Space Shuttle developmental and orbital test flights between 1977 and 1982. In addition to his flight control and flight director responsibilities, Hutchinson served as head of the Systems Logic and Processing Section, Assistant Chief of the Apollo Command and Service Module Systems Branch, Chief of the Guidance and Propulsion Systems Branch, and Deputy Chief of the Flight Directors' Office at JSCo Hutchinson has received numerous awards and citations during two NASA Exceptional Service Medals and Willamette University's Award. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service. his career, including Outstanding Alumni

Hutchinson was born in Portland in June 1940 and graduated from Willamette University, Salem, Ore., in 1961 with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics physics. He and his wife, the former Karen L. Zollman of Wichita, Kans., have children. -end-

and two

Nat,onal Aeronautics and Space Admimstrat on Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111

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ForRelease Houston, TX I_'_IMEDIATE August 6, 1986

Steve Nesbitt Johnson Space Center, (Phone: (713) 483.-5111) RELEASE NO. 86-024

NASA NAMES

PUBLIC

INFORMATION

t MEDIA

SUPPORT

SERVICE

OONTRACTOR

The Services

NASA Corp.

Lyndon of

B.

Johnson Tex., for

Space for public

Center negotiations

has

selected leading and

Media to media a

Houston, contract

cost-plus-fixed-fee support The of Space services. contract Shuttle

information

covers flights, libraries,

public operation

affairs of media

planning still photo,

for

television film and

video services.

distribution

news

support

and

other

The begin will for on have up to

estimated or the five about option years.

value Sept. to

of 1,

the is

first approximately the

year

of

the

contract, million.

to NASA basis

$1.3 on an

extend

contract

annual

Other Houston, International

companies B_MSI, of Inc.,

submitting of Titusville, Beach,

proposals Fla., Va.

were and

Omniplan DELCOR

Corp.

of

Virginia

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Nal,onal AeronautiCS and Space Admm,strabon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houslon Te×as 77058 AC713 483-511! For Release Terry White RELEASE NO. 86-025 August 12, 1986

JOHNSON

SPACE

CENTER

_ARDS

TV

OONTRACT

TO

STELLAOOM,

INC.

The plus-award-fee television Valued September operation equipment. $4.638 second. Other Teleport/STARS, Broadcasting

NASA

Johnson contract

Space to services.

Center, Stellacom,

Houston Inc. of

has

awarded Houston for

a

costCenter

support at 1, and If million The $4.03 1986,

million the contract of options the also first

for

the covers

contract management,

year

starting engineering,

maintenance exercised, for contract

JSC's will option,

television increase and for two were Inc., $5.112

systems contract million

and value for extensions. International the by

provides proposals Audio/Video all of

one-year Houston and Taft

firms

submitting Industrial

Corporation,

Houston.

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_TH,

SCIENCE Todd J.

TE_3HERS Troutman, City, Space

ATTEND who KS, Center

NASA SPACE math comp]eted Houston at

SCIENCE Highland a for

WORKSHOP Junior High at

teaches has a in

School the

in

Kansas

two-week mathematics

workshop and

NASA Johnson teachers. Selected from

science

an

eight-state Oklahoma, teachers at Each to workshop JSC teacher be

region

covering New engineers, overview a journal

North Mexico

and and

South

Dakota, Texas, astronauts technology activities teaching

Nebraska, the 25 and

Kansas, classroom researchers

Colorado, met for with an kept in August at

scientists, of latest of classroom space

developments. and materials. observations The

used ran

building 4-15. JSC programs also

Space teachers visual

science with printed for _ use

education materials, in home

specialists computer classrooms. were chosen for

rovided and audio-

the

aids Worksho

_artici_ants and in

their

interest

in

space

sciences

professional 30 -

growth.

Natonal Aeronauhcs and Spa,oeAdmimstrat_on Lynclon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483511! David Lunman RELE/_.SE rio. 86-027

News
ForRelease PT TEXAS STATE FAIR

rlASA EXHIEITS

FEATURED

Texas astronauts will highlight a NASA exhiFi ,.kicb will include large models of the Space Shuttle, the Space Station and video presentations at the Texas State Fair, to be held Sept. 26 - Oct. 26 in Dallas. Thirteen astronauts were born in Texas, and two, William Fisher and the late Elliott See, were born in Dallas. Alan Bean, David Scott and Edgar Mitchell have walked on the moon, and Texan Robert Crippen has made five Shuttle flights. Hanging in the Centennial Building above the National Aeronautics and Space Administration display will be large murals of space scenes and a figure of an astronaut free-flying with a manned maneuvering unit. Other elements of the display include a rotating, 6-foot model of the Shuttle Orbiter and a 16-foot square model of NASA's next major project, the Space Station. Large format photography accompanying the mcdels will show how the Shuttle will play a role in the construction of the Space Station in Earth orbit. A video and music presentation in this exhibit shows work being performed at Houstcn's Johnson Space Center. The exhibit will be complemented by a NASA Theater featuring "Journey Into Space," a music video with highlights from the 24 Shuttle missions. Included in the video are scenes from launch, on-orbit operations and landing. Viewers will also be treated to spectacular still and motion-picture shots of the Earth as if they were on a private tour of the world.

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Nat,onal Aeronautics and Space Adminlstrat,on Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 A0713 483-5111

News
For Release August 28, 1986

Terry White RELEASE NO.

86-028

JOHNSON

SPACE

CENTER

AWARDS

MEDIA

SUPPORT

CONTRACT

The plus-fixed-fee for public Valued September year $1.520 The televison distribution Center. Other Inc., Beach,

NASA

Johnson contract

Space to and million the contract valued $1.588 covers operation and

Center, Media media for

Houston Services support the provides first for million,

has Corporation services year four

awarded of at starting additional $1.455 the

a

costHouston Center.

information at 1, $1.338 198_ options and

onemillion,

extension million contract

at

$1.396

million. Shuttle of support space still to flight photo news public and media affairs

planning_ libraries,

film/video covering the

bidders

were Florida;

Omniplan and

Corporation, DELCOR International,

Houston;

BAMSI, Virginia

Titusville, Virginia.

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°For Release _ep_e.m,_er 3:00 4, _ 1986 CDT

Terry White RELEASE NO.

86-029

JOttNSON The World leading maintenance

SPACE NASA

CENTER Johnson Inc.

PICKS Spaee of a Cocoa

PAN

&_

FOIl

a_INTENANCE has for contract

CONTRACT selected negotiations coverinff plant Pa_ ._n

Center, Beach,

Houston Florida

Services, to award and the such waste at systems; JSC in shop Valued and at the

of

cost-plus-award-fee at PaR and the ._n Center. will maintain

operations contract, as heating buildings, and at Center's cafeterias. an year' estimated will extension were nearby

Under utilities and ditches equi[_-nent print

and

operate power,

center water drainage

cooling, roads, Ellington

electrical parkin_ Field; shop, lots and

and

special-purpose laboratory,

machine

photographic

cost begin

and November options.

fee 1,

of

$15.5 198_,

million, with four

the

first additional

contraet

one-year Other bidders Ogden/Ail!ted NY; and Schneider

_nerican Building Services

Buildin_ tc Airport International,

_aintenance Services, Inc., Inc.,

Co., New Pittsburgh,

Houston; York, PA.

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News
For Release IMMEDIATE

B171ie Deason A. RELEASE N O. 86-030

DR. MICHAEL

B. DUKE

TO PRESENT

KEYNOTE

ADDRESS

_T SYMPOSIUM

'86

Dr. Michael B. Duke, Chief,SolarSystem ExplorationDivision NASA's Johnson at Space Center,willpresentthe keynote addressat Symposium '86. Dr. Duke willdiscuss magnetic levitation transportationystems forthe development of a lunarbase. s Magnetic levitation technology,now in itsinfancyon Earth,may be a strongcandidate for providinga lunartransportation system. "Maglev" alsoshouldbe uniquelycompatible with operationsin the lunarvacuum. Symposium '86combines the FirstLunar Development Symposium and the First U.S. Maglev TransportationConference. Sessfonsare scheduledforSeptember 22 through 24, 1986,at the ResortsInternational Hotelin AtlanticCity,New Jersey. Featured speakersincludeDr.IsaacAsimov and columnistJack Anderson. Symposium '86willdiscussnew concepts and technologiesas wellas the business and financial aspectsof space science, lunar development and transportation. The technicalprogram of Symposium '86issponsoredby The Engineers' Club of Philadelphia.

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Nat,onal Aeronautics and Space Adm_nLstrat,_on Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center HousIon Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111 For Release Terry White RELEASE NO. September 86-031 12, 1986 3 pm CDT

JSC

NEGOTIATES The NASA Houston for

WITH Johnson for

ESCO

FOR

MACHINE, Center,

SHEETMETAL Houston to has a

SERVICES selected Esco,

Space

Inc.

of

negotiations and aircraft

leading

cost-plus-fixed-fee sheetmetal

contract fabrication. Under wide for range

aerospace

machine

and

the of

final machine

contract, tools, to 1,

Esco and

will

provide and

and

operate

a

sheetmetal industry contract's with five

welding

equipment

building Starting

hardware October

aerospace 19_ $636,000, the

specifications. first annual year renewal is

valued options.

at

approximately

Other Industrial Inc., of Earl's

bidders Precision Machine Sunbelt

were

Trans-Tec

Machine, Inc., and Hardy

Inc.,

The

Lloyd and

Co., Design,

Sheetmetal, Co., Machine Co., and Inc., Works Inc., Pick

Machine Kunst

Bernhard

Co., TX;

Inc., Precision Systems,

all

Houston;

Corp., Webster,

Stafford, TX;

Aerospace Inc., Galena

Manufacturing TX;

Enpro

Channelview, Park, TX.

instrument

Products

Co.,

Inc.,

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Nahonal Aeronauhcs and Space AdmimstralLon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houslon Texas 77058 AC 713 483-5111 For Release Sarah Keegan Headquarters, Washington, (Phone: 202/453-8536) John Lawrence Johnson Space Center, (Phone: 713/483-5111) D.C. September 16, 1986

Houston,

Texas

ASTRONAUT

FULLERTON

REASSIGNED

Astronaut reassigned Research

Charles

G.

Fullerton,

Col.,

USAF,

will

be

as an Facility,

aerospace Edwards,

test pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Calif., effective next month.

Fullerton, a veteran of two Space Shuttle flights, piloted Columbia on its third test flight, March 22-30 1982 and was commander of Challenger on Mission 51-F, a Spacelab flight from June 29-July 5, 1985. He was selected as an astronaut in September 1969. At Dryden, which is co-located with Edwards Air Force Fullerton will fly test and evaluation flights aboard such aircraft as the F-104, T-38 and B-52. His more than 11,200 of flying time includes experience in 84 types of aircraft. Base, hours

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National Aeronauhcs and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111

News
For Release September 30, 1986 3 pm CDT

Terry White RELEASE NO.

86-032

JOHNSON

SPACE

CENTER

AWARDS

CONTRACT

TO EVANS

AND

SUTHERLAND

The

NASA

Johnson

Space

Center, and

Houston Sutherland

has

awarded

a firmCorporation visual

fixed-price of Salt Lake for The developing and

contract City,

to Evans Utah for

Computer

an electronic

scene

generator

system

the

Center's will be

avionics used and for

laboratory. training Station astronauts spacewalk and for

system Space

Shuttle

Space

timelines

techniques. Valued at $6.5 million, 1988. GTI Corporation, Daytona - 30 San Beach, Diego, Florida. California, the contract starts October 1, t986

and

ends Other

February bidders

15,

were

and

General

Electric

Company,

I/LS^ News
Na!,onalAeronautics and Space Adm_n,strat,on Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC 713 483-511! For Release

Steve Nesbitt RELEASE NO.

86-033

DONALD R.

PUDDY ASSIGN_.D

.....

,J:_,t_

DUTY AS A'IES

CEN mr'p

DEP_['Y

Donald _. Puddy, assistant director for systems in the ?Iission Operations Directorate at Johnson Space Center has been temporarily assigned as acti _ deputy director of the .%roes Research Center V iew, n_ .Ca lifornia. , ?fountain Thc the :_mes University. three-month assiznment deputy direetor attends runs through a management mid-December school at while Harvard

Puddy eame to the Johnson Space Center in ?,Ianned Spacecraft Center) as a flight controller module systems for the _,\pollo program. !!e later organizations at the center with responsibility module used durinz the moon landings. Ile also was a flight director during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the joint 1975. IIe served as lead flight director Shuttle mission in 1981 and was a flight Shuttle flight. From 1982 to Systems Division, engineers speeializino_ JSC assignment as _Iission Operations personnel dealing

1964 (then the monitoring lunar headed up for the lunar

the Skylab U.S.-Soviet for the first director on

program and flight in Space the second

1985_ Puddy was chief of the Mission Operations overseeing the activity of more than 200 in Space Shuttle systems. In his current Assistant Director for Systems within the Directorate, he supervises approximately 700 with Space Shuttle-related systems.
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October

1,

1986

Nal,onal Aeronautics and Space Adm_mstrahon Lyndon B. John_n S_ce C_t_ Houston Texas 77058 AC713 483-5111

News
For Rel_se October 1, 1986 OFFICE ESTABLISHED

Barbara RELEASE

Schwartz NO. 86-034

NSTS

ENGINEERING

Robert established System

W.

Moorehead of

has

been

appointed National JSC

to the Space

newly

positior_

Manager, Office. 1986,

Transportation Jesse Moore directly System

(NSTS)

Engineering 26,

Director

announced to and Arnold will

September Aldrich, be the

that

Moorehead Space

will

report

Manager, for

National

Transportation

responsible Shuttle office

coordinating and project

engineering organizations. renewed program.

activities

between

program has been

"This the

created across

to bring the NSTS

emphasis

to

engineering is to and

activities facilitate

A specific all

objective program

technical Moore will

interchange said be in his

between

project

elements," 30 employees initially

announcement. from other

Approximately NSTS organizations

reassigned NSTS

to staff

the

Engineering

Office. Specific definition and functions control and of of the NSTS Engineering Office include of

program systems systems of

requirements; performance analyses and

integration requirements; design reviews, data

flight-systems

ground

management of integrated d Program-wide integration

bases;

project -more-

technical

anomaly

-2closeouts, requirements integration. Moorehead, years of direct prior Office. Space of the who NSTS to joined JSC in in February key ]964, has more than 14 His of of and performance and improvements; control; and NSTS NSTS software avionics

management

experience this new

management was

positions. Manager Director Deputy Manager other of

assignment the NSTS

appointment has also

Assistant as Deputy

Moorehead

served

Kennedy Manager the

Center's STS

Shuttle and

Engineering GFE he Projects has

Directorate, Office, several

Orbiter Office: within a

Shuttle

Avionics positions

and the

held

management

Shuttle of

Avionics science State

Office. in anc the former a

Moorehead electrical master of

received

bachelor

degree

englneerinc science of Carmen Marcus NASA Medal to degree

from in

Hississippi electrical He

University from to have the

engineering is married and they

University Delores children, The Service presented

Southern Sa!dana Kent_

California. of ]7, Ft. Worth,

TX,

t_ee Noel, !2

Tracy

Dawn, Award many tenure

16, and

and NASA

Kimberly

Special are only

Achievement two of the his ###

Exceptional awards

achievement at JSC.

Moorehead

during

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News
For Release October 3, 1986 3 pm CDT

RELEASE

JOHNSON

SPACE

CENTER

CONTRACTS

TECHNOLOGY,

INC.

FOR

LAB

SERVICES

The

NASA

Johnson

Space

Center, for

Houston,

has

selected to and a cost-

Technology, plus-fixed-fee laboratory The one-year million

Inc.

of Houston

negotiations medical the Center. be for

leading

contract

covering at

operations

support negotiated extension

services contract options, years.

will and

three

years

with

two

valued

a_ an

estimated

$30.5

for

five

Northrop Carolina, also

Services, submitted

Inc.,

Research for

Triangle the

Park,

North

a proposal

contract.

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News
r_,_!,_J, Aeronaubcs and _[)a cAdm_nsTabo rLyndon B. Johnson Space Center H,,)uston Texas, 77,058 AC 7_;, 483 5'!t For Release Brian Welch RELEASE NO. 86-036 October 22, 1986

$40

MILLION

VISITOR

COMPLEX

TO

BE

BUILT

AT

JOHNSON

SPACE

CENTER

The Education

Johnson

Space

Center Inc. have to

and

the

Manned a

Space

Flight of million visitor

Foundation, (MOU)

signed creation here. feature

memorandum of a $40

understanding complex The and

leading

educational whose domed Foundation

facility central

complex,

is

now be

envisioned on land

as

a

120,000-square-foot licensed No support of of to the

structure, by JSC. funds will visitors, be

will

built

federally the

appropriated which by

will financed a bond

be

used through

to a

build

or

complex, generated funding.

combination sources

revenues private The

issue

and

other

123-acre main

t£act

is on

immediately NASA new Road One.

adjacent

to

the

space

center's

entrance for 1987,

Groundbreaking first quarter As 1.2 quarter of now of

the with

facility

is

anticipated in the

in last

the

completion

scheduled

1988. envisionec, annual the complex with two would serve JSC's and an estimated Mission hall

million

visitors

lunar movie

landscape theaters,

Control

Center

simulations,

exhibit

-more-

-2-

for

manned

spaceflight and movie a bookstore theaters

artifacts, and will The with a gift be

classrooms, shop. built to show than

office

space,

food

services The and

films 70

in

the

IMAX

OMNIMAX the

formats. viewer

format,

larger

millimeter, and theaters are to fewer Houston 90-degree include than is

provides

180-degree

left-to-right IMAX/OMNIMAX

top-to-bottom more 20 in than such Fort Two Alive," and the 80

panorama. high fidelity in the

Typically, audio

speakers. and the

There one

theaters Worth. films have on been

world,

nearest

space produced

flight, by

"Hail IMAX

Columbia" in

and

"The

Dream with

is NASA

Corp. National

cooperation Air and Space

Smithsonian For the into

Institution's making space of "The

Museum. were

Dream the

is

Alive," Shuttle

IMAX on

cameras four

carried

aboard

Space

missions. The As a detailed hardware simulation sites Apollo on in theaters now planned, lunar the will the will seat the approximately Center 800 complex to people. also see will Apollo The U.S. landing used by include era

Visitor

landscape, context depict and to of a

allowing lunar

visitors landing

mission. of the of six

activities will house for

at

one

Moon,

displays

equipment

astronauts Also envisoned Center, as it

train is a

those

missions. of be the Apollo-era to experience in the Mission flight late

reproduction will missions

Control control

where was

visitors the

able to the

during

Moon

-l]10 1Z'(_-

-3-

1960s tapes

and from

early past data

1970s. space is

Authentic missions displayed will and

consoles be acted have used

and to

voice show and

and

data

visitors able since to

how learn

upon, been

guests at

will JSC

be

how

flight

operations

conducted

1964. Other planned the exhibits Orbital mockups Space include the full-scale The trainer other D.C. Space and Shuttle, the trainer is one is of

version two at full the

of

Skylab working Air

Workshop. in

scale

existence--the in Washington, on of will the

housed

National planned

and

Museum

Also the Space of

are

educational the

displays history also

Station, the

spacesuits, The original flight V

flight house

history growing The a

universe. of space Saturn in

complex space artifact

JSC's

collection manned

artwork. collection will not the at be JSC includes from Command Evans as

flight-article present that Moon 7, and P.

booster

(which

moved 17 Ronald known and 1965.

its

location took in

JSC's Cernan,

Rocket

Park),

Apollo and

Module to the

Eugene 1972,

Harrison

Schmitt

Gordon 5

Cooper's spacecraft for eight a

Mercury which days Lunar Apollo Space of the

capsule, took in Cooper August

Faith Charles JSC which Lunar

the

Gemini into

Conrad also of is

orbit

The

collection is one

includes remaining at the

LTA-8, from Air

Module

test

article The other

two

the and one

Program. Museum. world's of most items

Module The

housed also

collection spacesuit

includes and
-more-

extensive

exhibits

a

large

number

used

by

-4-

U.S.

astronauts JSC, the

in

space

over for

the

last

quarter 80 among

century. percent its of the U.S.

repository collection, rocks. Two

approximately also counts

lunar several and

materials Moon 15 A in rock

artifacts the Apollo day 12

samples, are on

collected in

during the

Apollo

missions, sample, a way another in will as

display as the

present is

Visitor in of only

Center. lucite this other

third such from

known to allow

Touchstone, to touch

encased

visitor The

a portion the

world.

Smithsonian

displays

touchstone Bus tours

existence. provide the where visitors Lunar full with Sample scale are used access Building, to the the space Mockup in the

center and

proper,

including Facility

Training Space

Space for

Shuttle--and, astronaut

future, and the The Chairman

Station--mockups Control signed R. to for by Center. JSC

training,

Mission MOU,

Director charges

Aaron the

Cohen

and with

Foundation the of the

William

Kelly,

Foundation and operation

responsibility Visitor The eleven Center

oversee JSC. Board of of whom whom who the

construction

Foundation six five Kelly, of

of

Directors wilt will be

will Johnson

ultimately Space the for Center

consist

of

members, and to

officialsf In addition JSC Carolyn

represent Director Associate

private Center

sector° Support,

is Board

3SC

other Dr.

members L.

are

Director Harvey Weitz, L. Mission

Huntoon, Office

Deputy Deputy

Personnel Chief

Officer Paul J.

Ha[tman,

Astronaut

-5-

Operations Operations Dr. first Board.

Assistant Deputy Christopher from the

Director Director C.

John

W.

O'Neill

and

Center

Grady Kraft Jr.,

McCright. former named Director to the of JSC, is the

person

private

sector

Foundation

President Public day Affairs

and

chief

operating Harold S.

officer Stall, along who

of who

the will

Foundation oversee

is day-to-

Director of the

operations

Visitor A. of at

Center Biggs, the

with is

Vice of James Public D. Wilcox,

President/Secretary Services who is at Deputy JSC.

Charles Treasurer

Chief is

Foundation center.

Comptroller

the

space

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#

News
_ol !r_2_iAeronautics and

Lyndon 8. Johnson SDace Center _t_ Jsl(_ Texas 7705_ _ AC: =' 3 483 5!_'

ForRel_se Brian Welch RELEASE NO.

86-037

October

22,

1986

MOU

WILL

GOVERN

OPERATION

OF

JSC

VISITOR

CENTER

The oversee at the

Manned the

Space

Flight and Center

Education operation under the

Foundation, of terms the of new

Inc. visitor

will complex of

construction Space (MOU). signed by

Johnson

a Memorandum

Understanding The Cohen mutual and MOU,

Johnson

Space William

Center R.

(JSC) will

Director define of 30

Aaron the years. in

Foundation of JSC

Chairman and the

Kelly,

roles The

Foundation non-profit cost of

for

a period

Foundation, will of bear the No

a Texas the

corporation construction, with funds the complex. by now

chartered maintenance from used

July and

1986, operation

entire

Visitor federally or

Center

complex

funding will be

the

private either

sector. in

appropriated of was

construction the for agreement, use of a

operation a license

Under Foundation Federal the

granted that space is

JSC part

to of Title

the the to to be the

123-acre comprises with the

tract the U.S. the

reservation will and the

that remain

center.

property

Government. Visitor Center

Title will

structures vested in

other

facilities

of

Foundation. -more-

--2-~

The at the

agreement In NASA

grants exchange

the

Foundation those the a

all rights, center's

rights the

of

commerce will

center. the

for

Foundation

compensate activities annually. Under

Exchange-JSC, through

employee of $700,000

organization,

direct

payment

the

provisions

of

the

MOU,

the

Foundation

will:

0

Submit site and building for review and approval. Select and contractors. Provide personnel supervise

plans

to

the

JSC

Deputy

Director

0

construction

and

operations

0

office space at the new

for JSC complex

Civil Service and as deemed necessary and maintenance

contractor by JSC. plan to

0

Submit an annual site operations the JSC Deputy Director.

0

Obtain prior approval from the space center before entering into any third party agreements which involve use of the Visitor Center for events which are not strictly educational or informational (such as promotional, publicity-related or some community events). for

0

Submit to JSC Government-loaned Provide first scheduling of activities. Provide records. Obtain future JSC,

a

plan for security arrangements property and displays ccnsideration conferences to and

0

priority meetings,

JSC for the other similar

0

upon

written

request,

access

to

corporate

0

prior phases

approval from JSC of construction. Security designated to the

before

embarking

on

any

0

Replace the current at a location to be Provide visitors free when access

Control Center, by JSC. Center protocol to

Bldg.

100,

0

Visitor by JSC

official

accompanied
-morQ-

officers.

_

0

Provide Director The agreement

1,000 Visitor Center for use as he deems also the details space

passes annually appropriate. of

to

the

JSC

responsibilities will:

JSC.

Under

those

provisions,

center

0

Provide a license to the Foundation acre tract that lies in the extreme the 1620-acre JSC site. Provide equipment, and exhibits. Make available the range of disciplines items and other

for use southwest

of

the 123corner of

0

property

for

displays

0

expertise of JSC personnel from a wide on a mission noninterference basis. of the Foundation to with existing JSC

0

Review site and building plans assure architectural conformity facilities.

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News
For Release' October 21, 1986 10:00 AM CDT

Brian

Welch

NOTE

TO

EDITORS:

JSC

TO ANNOUNCE

PLANS

FOR

NEW

VISITOR

CENTER

Plans will CDT, be

for

a new

visitor

complex

at

the

Johnson held

Space at

Center

announced

at a press October will 22. include

conference

to be

10 a.m.

Wednesday, Participants

JS6 JSC

Director

Aaron

Cohen, Director

U.S. Harold

Representative S. Stall William The briefing and R.

Mike Manned

Andrews, Space

Public

Affairs

Flight

Education

Foundation

Chairman

Kelly. conference not will on be held in Bldgo 2, Room 135. The

press will

be carried

NASA

Select.

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NahonalAeronauhcs and Space Adm_n,strahon Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston Texas 77058 AC 713 483-5111

News
ForRCease October 21, 1986

John Lawrence RELEASE NO. 86-038

SENIOR

STAFF

CHANGES

Changes in several serior staff positions at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, were announced today by Dr. Aaron Cohen, center director. Effective immediately, the following JSC officials assume the new duties indicated: Robert C. Goetz becomes technical assistant to the center director. He will assist with a number of projects of importance to JSC, including strategic planning activities. Goetz was formerly deputy center director, and was reassigned at his own request. Clifford E. Charlesworth will serve as special assistant to the director. He has been with NASA since 1962 and has held several key positions, most recently as director of Space Operations. Henry O. Pohl becomes director, Engineering. He has been associated with propulsion systems development since 1957. He came to JSC's Propulsion and Power Division in 1962 as a senior propulsion engineer and has held a number of key supervisory positions in that organization. He has served as division chief since 1980. William R. Kelly will serve as director, Administration. He came to JSC in 1962 as a senior engineer in the Mercury Project Office. He has held a number of management positions within the center, most recently as Director of Center Support. Dr. R. Wayne Young will report to Kelly as deputy director, Administration. He joined JSC in 1962 as a technical manager in the Apollo Spacecraft Project Office and has also held a number of key managerial positions. Astronaut Paul J. Weitz is temporarily assigned as technical assistant to the center director. He served as pilot on the first manned Skylab mission in 1973 and in 1983 he commanded the sixth Space Shuttle mission. He has been an astronaut since 1966, and most recently was assigned as deputy chief of the Astronaut Office. -end-

News
Nal,ona Aeronaubcs and Ssace Adm_nlsVat or' Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center HOuston Texas 77058 AC713 483 51! For Release Kelly Humphr RELEASE NO. les 86-039 IMMEDIATE

JOHNSON

SPACE

CENTER

EMPLOYEES

RECEIVE

NASA

HONORS

NASA others flight November Dr. speaker Building Rear Space who at

will have the 13. James at the

honor made

Johnson

Space

Center

(JSC)

employees to manned on

and space

outstanding JSC Honor

contributions Awards Ceremony

NASA

and

Thursday,

C.

Fletcher,

NASA which

Administrator, begins at 1:30 Deputy

will p.m. in

be

guest

ceremony,

the

2 auditorium. Richard Dr.

Dale Truly,

Myers, NASA

NASA Associate

Administrator, for Carolyn in L.

Admiral Flight, JSC

Administrator and Dr. be Dr.

Aaron

Cohen, Director, The STS

JSC

Director, assist crew will

Huntoon, presenting

Associate awards.

will 51-L

Fletcher honored

the

posthumously. NASA NASA J. Smith, awards will be presented Service McNair, as Medal: S. follows: Francis Onizuka R. and Scobee, Judith Michael A.

Distinguished Ronald E.

Ellison

Resnik. NASA and S. Distinguished McAuliffe. -morePublic Service Medal: Gregory A. Jarvis

Christa

-2Presidential Night Brown, Loren Landing Charles J. NASA Joseph P. NASA Bungo. NASA Louviere, NASA Bishop, John Jr., A. Exceptional Primitivo Exceptional A. Coultas, Lee Engineering Perez and Achievement E. Medal: Jr. Baker, L. Robert R. AlfDed Grill[th, C. Ried A. Allen J. Commendation, System F. Suggestion: Federal Charles H. Incentive N. Baker, Awards Dewey John D. B. L. Program, T. Nelson,

Deiterich, Michael J.

Frederick Smith and Medal: Moser.

Hauck,

Shriver,

Richard Kenneth

Tuntland. Gilbreath,

Outstanding Kerwin and

Leadership Thomas L.

Exceptional

Scientific

Achievement

Medal:

Michael

W.

Charles Medal: L.

Whitsett J.

Service Wayne

Kenneth

Gary

Draper, P.

Cornelius Jr., Brock

Kamman, D.

Lawson, Edwin

Joseph W.

Loftus Jr.,

James E.

Shannon, and

Sievers G.

Stone,

Richard NASA Team and JSC JSC Donald J.T.

Thompson Group

Lawrence Award: and presented

Williams. Entry Team. Aerodynamics/Flight Test

Achievement Logistics will be of Larry Charles Derbonne, Wayne Hoskins, E.

Orbiter awards

Test as

follows: Francis J. Benz, R. G. Abernethy, David Cooke, R. W. Camp, Norman Dunaway, B. R.

Certificate

Commendation: E. Bell, E. Frank

Andreotta, Chapman James E. III, D.

Chassay, M.

Douglas Duffin, L.

Cooper, Wilbert Holder,

Patrick Gotsch, Elena M.

Connie Hartman, John

Ellis, W.

Harvey

Charles T. Jackson,

Edwin

Huffstetler,

-more-

-3Dorothy McCright, Duane Earl L. W. B. Lee, D. Ross, Thompson, Robert Forces Fred A. McAllister, John D. Irwin Vaughan, Jr. will Service and be Bill J. McCarty, Howard James Grady L. E.

William Ralph

Morris, Schomburg, A.

Norris, D. C.W. Willie presented

Renfro, R. Smith, J.

Smith,

Chester J.

Vowell, E.

Clarence

Wesselski, Armed Defense Hauck, USN. Defense and Capt.

Williams

Wright. as follows: H.

decorations

Distinguished

Medal:

Capt.

Frederick

Superior C.

Service Brandenstein,

Medal: USN.

Col.

Richard

O.

Covey,

USAF,

Daniel

Defense Jr., USAF.

Meritorious

Service

Medal:

Lt.

Col.

Brewster

H.

Shaw

Distinguished Navy USN. Air USAF, and Navy (awarded Force Maj. Meritorious

Flying

Cross:

Capt.

Robert Cmdr.

L.

Crippen, C.

USN.

Service

Medal:

Donald

Mautner,

Commendation Carl J. Meade, Medal:

Medal: USAF. Lt.

Maj.

L.

Blaine

Hammond

Jr.,

Commendation posthumously).

Cmdr.

Stephen

D.

Thorne,

USN

-endNovember 13, 1986

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JSC

SELECTS

JOHNSON

ENGINEERING

FOR

CREW

CABIN

MOCKUP

WORK

The Engineering f leading and and Space

NASA

Johnson Corporation

Space of

Center, Boulder,

Houston Colorado

has for contract

selected

Johnson

negotiations for Shuttle

to

award Station

of

a

cost-plus-fixed-fee station mockup

crew

fabrication,

engineering

maintenance. The final contract Total work 1. will be responsible fabrication, mockups and for engineering, documentation trainers at the and will be for three value 1, years is 1987 with two at a one-year $45.3 limited

extension million. phase-in

options. Contract on January

five-year begins April

estimated following

Johnson maintenance, operations Center. Other Incorporated, _ncorporated, Incorporated, of

Engineering servicing, manned crew

logistics, station

firms

submitting ESCO,

proposals

were:

Barrios Houston;

Technology Micro Craft

Houston; Tullahoma, San

Incorporated, and

Tennessee; Texas. 30 -

Rothe

Development

Antonio,

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