This History of Shuttle-Mir CD-ROM, NASA SP-2001-4603, has
been released by the NASA Headquarters History Office to provide broad
distribution of information relating to Phase 1 of the International
Space Station Program. The CD-ROM was originally released in September
2001 as a companion to the illustrated history, Shuttle-Mir: The
U.S. and Russia Share History's Highest Stage, NASA SP-2001-4225.
The following paragraphs acknowledge the sources, materials, and individuals
that provided this informative disk.
We have the story of Shuttle-Mir thanks to the hundreds of individuals
in the U.S. and Russian space programs who successfully worked through
countless technical, cultural, and philosophical challenges. Their efforts
resulted in placing this episode in its rightful place in spaceflight
To preserve the history of Shuttle-Mir, Program Manager Frank Culbertson
commissioned the production of the illustrated history publication,
Shuttle-Mir: The U.S. and Russia Share History's Highest Stage, its
companion CD-ROM, and related Website. NASA Johnson Space Center Director
George W. S. Abbey authorized the resources and actively supported the
effort. William A. Larsen coordinated the project for JSC, and the JSC
Oral History Project provided materials and resources vital for the
human element focus of the project. The contributions of the NASA Public
Affairs Office were likewise incalculable. PAO news releases, weekly
status reports, and Shuttle-Mir team interviews provided the continuity
for the chronological narrative.
On this CD-ROM, the text from the Shuttle-Mir illustrated history is
included as written by author Clay Morgan; sources for this text (chapter
notes) are in the appendixes section. Morgan directed the collection
of contents for this CD-ROM, which includes many of his source materials.
Working with him was Sandra L. Johnson of SIGNAL Corporation, who designed
and created the CD-ROM.
NASA served as the source for most of the CD-ROM information. Reports
such as the Mir Mission Status Reports and Weekly Status Reports are
included exactly as released during the Shuttle-Mir Program. Biographical
information on the European Space Agency cosmonaut researchers was obtained
from the ESA Website.
NASA archives provided most of the videos and images. The computer-
generated animation is courtesy of Analytical Graphics, Inc. Also providing
imagery were the Russian Space Agency, ESA, Michael R. Barratt, L.D.
Stevenson, Space News, and AP World Wide Photos.
Rebecca Wright of SIGNAL Corporation organized and directed this Shuttle-Mir
History Project from its beginning, and contributed to its success in
many ways, including interviewing, writing, editing, design, management,
and production. Paula J. Vargas of InDyne Inc. provided artistic direction
for the project and selected its photos, videos, and graphics. Summer
Chick Bergen of SIGNAL Corporation was invaluable in tracking down and
validating sources, and compiling the chapter notes.
Gary Seloff of Indyne Corporation provided guidance and contract support,
as did S. Michael Smith and Donna Baumer of InDyne Inc. Carol L. Butler
and Kevin M. Rusnak of SIGNAL Corporation assisted in many areas of
research and validation. D.S.F. Portree researched and gathered background
materials. NASA's Chief Historian Roger D. Launius was always available
with advice and support.
Besides making this history possible by living its story, many Shuttle-Mir
Program team members gave hours of their time for oral histories and
text reviews. The seven Mir astronauts, of course, were essential in
providing the remembrances that constitute the bulk of the text. Also
from NASA JSC, Michael R. Barratt, John J. Uri, Jessie Gilmore, Connie
Van Praet-Cremins, Joseph P. Loftus Jr., and Kamlesh P. Lulla provided
important texts and support.
Other NASA JSC organizations and individuals assisting with the Shuttle-Mir
History Project include Mary Wilkerson, Allen Bond, Irene Jenkins, Mike
Gentry, William Stafford, Dexter C. Herbert, Pat Ryan, Brad Sayles,
Jason Fennelly, and the Digital Imagery Lab. Also, Don Bourque, Howard
D. Ross, Jacque Havelka and Cherise Moore of Lockheed Martin, NASA Kennedy
Space Center Photo Repository, Tom Wiseman, VideoCosmos, Russia, and
Cable News Network (CNN).