SP-4310 Way Station to Space

 

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A-2 Test Stand, and foundation, 72; 73; 87; and S-II rocket, 104; and adverse conditions, 111; and A-2 modifications, 119; and S-II stage, 138

ABMA, Army Ballistic Missile Agency Development Operations Division, Redstone Arsenal, and transfer to NASA's, Saturn Program and to NASA, 5

Acoustic-Buffer Zone, and Gainesville easement area, 29; 33; 190; and relocation costs and payment options, 35; and moonshine, 83; and shuttle engine testing, 190

Acoustics Laboratory, MTF, and sound propagation, 125-127

Activation and Operation (A&O), and personnel, 97

Administrator Thomas Paine, 167; and Saturn V flight-certification tests, 173; and NASA-MSFC MTF Downmoding Plan, 180; and Skylab, 209

Advanced Atmospheric Sounding Station, and acoustical horn, 41, 126

Advanced Launch System (ALS), 341; 367; 369; 381; and President Ronald Reagan's support, 382; and NSTL as available site for testing, 382

Advanced Planning Division, and CTF, 383

Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM), 341; 345; 367; 369; and canceled by President Bush, (1992), 376; and terminated by Congress, (1993), 376; 403; 414

Advisory Council, Manned Space Flight, NASA, 79

AE, Applications Engineering, 202, and mission, 203

AE-ERL Consolidation Effort, 259

Aerojet Solid Propulsion Company, 212

Aerojet-General, and ICS Phase 1, 64

Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee, and Kerr, 7; and Sen. Stennis, 161; and Sen. Moss, 213

AFL-CIO, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, 57-58

Agriculture and Forestry Committee, and Sen. Eastland, 161

Air Force One, and President Nixon's arrival in Gulfport after Hurricane Camille, 157

Aker, Charles, 34

Aldrich, Arnold, director of National Space Transportation System, 352

Aldridge, Air Force Secretary Edward C., 383

Aldrin, Jr., Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz," and Gemini 11, 124; and Apollo 11, 147-148

All-Systems Test Stage (S-II-T), and transfer from Seal Beach, California, 94; and testing delay, 111

Allain, Mississippi Governor William "Bill," and Mississippi Technology Transfer Center, 337; 339; and Chief of Staff Charles Deaton, 340; and Technology Transfer Center dedication, 341

Alligators, 51

"Alligator Award," certificate, and motivational use, 91

American Rocket Company, and low-cost hybrid rocket propulsion, 385

Ames, Greg, and NSTL veteran engineer, 282

Anders, Astronaut William A., 143

Anderson, James "Jim," and image-enhancement techniques for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance scans, 313

Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood, 38

Apollo 1, and astronaut deaths, 125

Apollo 13, and explosion in space, 173

Apollo 4, 139; 142

Apollo 6, 142

Apollo 7, 142

Apollo 8, 143-144

Apollo Era, 243

Apollo Program, and lunar landing 1; 2; and supporting space facilities, 11; and site-selection committee, 11; 27; 62; 69; and emerging leaders, 84-85; and post-Apollo dilemma, 130-133; and future with MSFC, 131; and inception, 142; 163; 170; post-Apollo years, 176; and test-firing record, 190; and Space Shuttle, 192; 201; 226; 277; 411; 423

Applications Engineering (AE), 202; and mission, 203; 236-237; 239-242; 247; 253; 258; 396

Appropriations Committee, and Sen. Stennis, 121, 193-194; and Sen. Ellender, 174, 193-194; and MTF environmental center, 175; and "set-aside" fund, 194

Arbuthnot, Richard "Rick," and Chief of NASA Human Resources Office, 415

Armed Services Committee and Sen. Stennis, 121; 161; 174; 200

Armstrong, Astronaut Neil, 147-149

Army Ammunition Plant, 228

Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) Development Operations Division, Redstone Arsenal, and transfer to NASA's, Saturn program and to NASA, 5

Army Rocket and Guided Missile Agency, Redstone Arsenal, and Van King, 134

Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), 366; 426

Artley, Gordon, and Apollo test program, 85; and schedule slippage, 86; and recommendation by Brigadier Gen. Edmund F.L. O'Connor, 87; and COG, 90; 101-102; and motivation factor, 111; and move to KSC, 118, 129

Augustine Committee Report, and Mission to Planet Earth and Mission from Planet Earth, 370; and see also Norman R. Augustine, 370

Augustine, Norman R., and appointed chairman of Advisor committee on future of U.S. Space Program Task Force, 370

Auter, Henry F., and Electrical Systems Engineering Branch 61; and site activation plans, 90; and Projects Control Office, 108; and test manager, 118; and MSFC test engineer, 120; 129; and Heimburg, 130; and briefing of astronauts, 157; and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise family, 174; 178; 225-227; 229; 236-237; 244; 246; 250; 257; 265; 271; and retirement, 303, 417; 418

Ayers, Capt. James, and Naval Oceanographic Office, 218; 229; 233; 246

 

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B-1 Test Position, 367;

B-1/B-2 Test Stand; and foundation, 72; 73; and Saturn V first-stage booster, 124; and readiness, 127; and modifications, 336; and construction begins on B-1 position, 336

Bach, Richard, and aviator and author, 421

Baggette, Thomas "Tom," and NAA S-II test conductor, 112-113; 120; 284; 410

Balch, Jackson M., NASA, Test Site Manager, 93; and management assignments, 97-98; and biographical information, 98-100; and McArthur, Gen. Douglas, 100; and Roger Bilstein, 101; and NASA employees, 102; and NASA-MTF group charter, 104; and announcement of first static-firing date, 105; and NASA-MTF group appointments, 108; and media, 117; and town meeting, 118-119; and MTF changes, 120-123; and Sen. Stennis and von Braun meeting, 129; and Heimburg management differences, 130; and post-Apollo dilemma, 130-134; and The Wall Street Journal, 135-136; and Sen. Stennis, 139-140; and Apollo 8, 144; and Hurricane Camille, 152-156; and possible MTF closure, 159-162; and marketing, 163-166, 185; and multiagency concept, 171, 201; and congressional support, 172; and presentation to President of Balch group paper for "Future Utilization Of The MTF," 173; and satellites, 175; and first resident agency of multiagency MTF, 176-178; and "crossroads of science," 179; and awards ceremony, 182-184; Space Shuttle proposal, 186, 189-190; and Space Shuttle test program, 187, 207; and "set-aside" fund policy, 194; and reinventing MTF, 195; and MTF Project Liaison Office, 197; 202; and resident agencies, 202; and Interstate Environment Compact bill 204; 211; 213; and MTF renaming, 215; 216-217; 219; 222; 225; and retires, 228; 238-239; 249; 256; 269; 303; and Hurricane Camille's aftermath, 327; 363-364; 365; 396; 401; 411; 416-417

"Balchites," and Jackson Balch, 172

Bankston, Dr. P. Talmadge "Tal," Mississippi Office of Science and Technology director, 165; and chief, State Liaison and Coordinating Office, 338; 340

Barbados Oceanographic Meteorological Experiment (BOMEX), and Dr. Kuettner, 141; and Van King, 142; MTF conference, 145; 163; 165; 175; 216

Barlow, Robert "Bob," and Environmental Systems Development Team, 243; and appointed "promoter of technology utilization," 401

Barnett, Mississippi Gov. Ross, 23; 58-59; 62; 338; 341

Barrentine, Will, GE, 120

Bascule Bridge, 74-76

Batson, Obed E. "Dusty," 52

Baxter, Jr., Roy, 21-23; 213; 270; 419

Baxter, Sr., Mrs. Roy, 42

Bay of Pigs, and Cold War, 6

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 20; 66; 155; and Chamber of Commerce, 231

Bayh, Senator Birch, and Senate Public Works Disaster Relief Committee, 169

Beasley, George, and Gordon Artley, 90

Beatty, Col. Roy P., Corps of Engineers, 84

Bechtel, 334

Beggs, NASA Administrator James, 339

Bennett, Cheryl, and biographical information, 402

Betsy, Hurricane, 18; and damage from, 106

"Big Four," and first MTO managers, 84

Biloxi, Mississippi, 20; 68; and von Braun keynote speech, 85

Biloxi-Gulfport Regional Airport, 233

Bilstein, Roger, Historian, and Jackson Balch, 101

Birmingham (Alabama) News, The, and B.J. Riche story, 160

Blenis, Dan, 145

Board of Economic Development, 339

Boatswain's Mate, John C. Stennis Space Center renaming and dedication, 247

Boeing Company, 46; 61; 77; 80; and S-II program acceleration, 94; 101-102; 124, 130; and test teams, 137; and last booster stage (S-IC-15) 181; and loss of jobs, 185

Boggs, U.S. Representative Hale, Democratic Whip, and congressional influence, 161; 169

Boggs, U.S. Representative Lyndy, 212

BOMEX, Barbados Oceanographic Meteorological Experiment, and Dr. Kuettner, 141; and Van King, 142; MTF conference, 145; 163; 165-166; 175; 216

Booster Stage (S-IC), and RP-1 kerosene, 378

Borman, Astronaut Frank, 143-144; 150

Boyland, Jim, 89

Brannon, David, and Space Remote Sensing Center, 319; 392-394; and Earth Observations Commercial Applications Program, (EOCAP), 395; 409; 414; and ZBR presentation, 426

Bridwell, G.P. "Porter," and MSFC director, 424

Broadway Maintenance Corporation, 65

Brown, Joseph "Joe," 285

Bruce, Robert, and chief of Advanced Planning Division, 383; 384; and chief of Advanced Program development, 385; and ZBR presentation, 426

Bryant, Coach Paul "Bear," 418-19

Budget cuts, 298

Budget, base support, FY 1963 and FY 1964, 54

Buffer Zone, Acoustic-, and easement area, 29-30; 33; and relocation costs and payment options, 35; and moonshine, 83; and shuttle engine testing, 190

Buffington, Rex, and Sen. Stennis, 14

Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, 57

Bumpers, Arkansas Gov. Dale, and MTF environmental movement, 161; 204

Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, 166; 168; and regional Gulf Coast Environmental Center proposal, 173; and locating to MTF, 181

Burke, E.A., 258

Burke, Eugene A. "Gene," and MTF Site Operations Office, 134; and Hurricane Camille alert, 150

Burke, Julian T., commandant, Sixth Naval District, 246

Bush, Al, 282

Bush, President George, 361; 364; and ASRM, 376; and Administration, 376; and Space Exploration Initiative (SEI), 384; 411

Bush, Robert A."Bob," and Saturn testing, 108; and Saturn S-II manager, 112, 118, 130; 149; and Shuttle Engine Test Program, 207; 220; and NSTL SSME Resident Manager, 280; 282-283; 290; 297; and White Paper, 332; 410

 

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C&I, Construction and Installation, and personnel, 97

C.H. Leavell Company, 65

Cabell, Charles P., USAF, and Webb Advisory Group visit, 105

Caldarelli, David, 207

Callahan, R.V. "Bob", 258; 263; 271

Campbell, Curtis, 285

Camille Recovery Task Force, MTF, 156

Camille, Hurricane, 18; 123; 150; and MTF/NASA-MTF employees, 153; and Richelieu Apartment deaths, 154; and MTF future, 162; and Dr. Low announcement, 169; and possible cut of MTF employees after hurricane, devastation, 174

Canals, and navigation lock system, 50; and completion/ activation phases, 87

Cape Canaveral, Florida, and rocket launch site, 10; 227; NASA launch site, 289; 323

Cape Kennedy, 146-147

Carpenter, Marvin Lee "Marv," 285; and deputy director of SSC Propulsion Test Operations Office, 389; 410

Carrio, Doris, 69

Carter, Dr. Gregory "Greg," 397; 408-409

Carter, Ronnie E., 267

Carver, Mr. and Mrs. Conley Carver, and first real estate settlement, 33

CDT, 220

Center of Excellence for Propulsion Testing, NASA's, and NSTL, 335; 344; 359; 364; 367; and J.R. Thompson's "Roles and Mission" report (1991), 370; 371; and status of, 372; 373; 385; 390; and Roy Estess's opinion (1996) 406; 407; 417-418; 421; 425; 431

Center Operations and Support Directorate, 408

Central Control Building (Building 1200), and first static firing viewing, 112-113; and lobby exhibits, 115; and "final" awards ceremony, 183

Chaffee, Astronaut Roger B., and Apollo 1 fire, 125

Challenger, and disaster, 294; 322; and Presidential Commission, 326; and national mourning, 327-328; 330; 336; 344; 351-352; 354-356; 361; and solid rocket motors, 376; and shuttle redesign, 382; 430

Chapman, Russell, 69

Chenevert, Dr. Don, and Diagnostic Testbed Facility, 390

Chrysler Corporation, 49

Cibula, Dr. W.G. "Bill," and biographical information, 312; and ERL senior scientist, 397

Ciko, Larry, and The (New Orleans, LA) Times-Picayune, 238; 239

Citizens for a Healthy Environment, 377

Civil Rights Commission, and report, 59

Clarion-Ledger, The Jackson (Mississippi), 23

Clator, Jr., Secretary of the Navy W. Graham, 296

Clermont, and design of, 107

Clinton, President William Jefferson "Bill," and ASRM support, 380-381

Coast Guard, U.S., and data buoy project, 166; and Pointe Estero arrival at MTF, 184

Coastal Plain Meadows, 17

"Coast Encounters," 402

Cochran, Senator Thad, and supporter of NSTL (and SSC,) 335; 345-346; and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication, 347-349; and ASRM support, 379

COG, Complex Operational Group, and organizing/tracking activation work, 90

Cohen, Aaron, 352; 354; and appointed as Acting Deputy Administrator, 373; and NASA official's appreciation of SSC "team," 375

Cold War, 6; 25; 384

Collier's, and magazine article about von Braun's vision of reusable Space Shuttle, 186; 227

Collins, Michael "Mike," (CapCom) and Apollo 8 and translunar injection (TLI), 143; and Apollo 11, 147-148

Colmer, U.S. Representative William Meyers "Bill," and House Rules Committee, 31, 139-140; 161; and Jackson Balch marketing endeavors, 165; 169-170; 181; 184; 205; and as congressman, 428

Colson, Joseph V., 77

Columbia, and Apollo 11 command module, 147

Combined Agencies Campaign, 405

Commercial Remote Sensing Program (CRSP), 392; and named Lead Center, 394; 408-409; 420

Commercial Uses of Space, 394

Community (ASRM) Environmental Impact Meetings, 378

Community Task Force, 235

Complex Operational Group (COG), and organizing/tracking activation work, 90

Complexes, Industrial, 64; Engineering and Administration, 64, 88, 132; Test, 64, 74

Component Test Facility (CTF), and The Wall Street Journal, 137; and laboratory, 196; and ALS project, 344; 367; and Advanced Planning Division, 383; 425

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), 247-248; 273

Congressional Support, 299

Conner, P.K. "Pat," 311

Consolidation Proposal, and all rocket testing, 133

Constan, Dr. George, MAF and MSAAP, 201

Construction and Installation (C&I), and personnel, 97

Construction, MTO and NASA plans, 50; 81; and contractors and temporary workers, 65; and test site and three phases: Construction, Activation, and Operation, 86

Corps of Engineers, U.S., 24; and land acquisition, 27-28; and Mobile District, 27; 30; 32; and real estate report, 33-34; 35; 49-50; 53; 62; 66; 69; 74; 76-78; 81; 84-86; and S-II program acceleration, 94; 199

Coryell, William R., Corps of Engineers deputy area engineer, 84

Costas, William "Bill," and Rocketdyne Test Operations Manager, 297

Cottonport, Mississippi, 19

Countdown Demonstration Test (CDT), 220

Covey, Col. Richard O. "Dick," 353

Covington, Pamela G "Pam," and SSC Equal Opportunity Officer, 415

Coward, James E. "Jim," and Roy Estess, 108; 130; 276

Cox, Harry C., MTO NAA manager, and "Big Four," 84

Craig, Mark, and JSC executive, 375; and SSC deputy director, 409; and architect of NASA Strategic Space (HEDS) Enterprise and biographical information, 416

Creswell, William "Eph," 239; 240; 244; 345-346

Crippen Group , and visit, 333; 334; 344; 377; 419

Crippen, Astronaut Robert, 290; and visit to NSTL, 291; 329; and Crippen Group and implementation of Rogers Commission's suggestions, 333

Crosby Forest Products, Picayune, 37

Crosby Memorial Hospital, Picayune, 115

Crosby, L.O., 67

Crowder, Morris, 263

CRSP, Commercial Remote Sensing Program, 392

Cry, Irma, and Slidell Area Chamber of Commerce and Partners for Stennis, 404

CSC Laboratory, and John Seiley, 248; 277

Culbertson, Philip E., NASA Headquarters director of Advanced Mission Programs, and MTF future, 167-168

Cully, John J., MTO Boeing manager, and "Big Four," 84

Cunningham, Astronaut Walter, and Apollo 7, 142

Curb Illegal Narcotics (CIN), 309

Curtin, Robert, Office of Facilities director, 230; 262-263

Cypress House, and first headquarters, 53

 

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d'Iberville, Pierre LeMoyne Sieur; 18

Dailey, John R. "Jack," 427

Daily Herald, 40

Daily Picayune, 20

Darrell, Charles G., commanding officer, Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity (NORDA), 246

Daughtrey, Kenneth R. "Ken," 130; 185; 203; and Technology Transfer and Utilization Team, 243

Davis, Cora Blue, 36

Dawson, Mike, 426

Dead Tiger Creek, 45

Dearing, W.H. "Waldo," NASA-MTF Management Support Office, 108; and MTF Site Operations Office, 134; and head of MTF Planning Task Force, 185; and Installation Operations, 202; 228-229; 240; 258

Deaton, Charles, and chief of staff for Governor Allain, 340

Debus, Kurt, KSC director, S-I-T accident investigation, 116; 150

Department of the Army (DOA) Munitions Command, 185; and Hazards Evaluation Office and MTF consortium, 198

Department of Commerce (DOC), 198; 208; and location of offices, 400

Department of Defense (DoD), 10; 208; 218; 382

Department of the Interior, (DOI), 185; 208-209; and Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS), 244; and location of offices, 400

Devil's Swamp, 45; 60; 95; 123

Dezzo, James, Boeing Co., 127

Diagnostic Testbed Facility (DTF), and construction, 389; and description of capabilities, 390; and Dr. Don Chenevert, program manager, 390; and funding, 390

Dick, J. Stephens "Steve," 207; 276-277; Space Shuttle Support Development Participation, 278; 285; and chief of Test Support Division, 390

Discovery, 332; 350

Disney World's Epcot Center, Florida, 242

Diversification, MTF and NSTL, 297; 306; and mid-1980s, 317; 318

DOA, Department of the Army, "Steel City," 199-200

Dobson, Mary M., 53

DoD, Department of Defense, 10; 208

DOI, Department of the Interior, 185; 208-209

Dole, Robert, "Bob," 428

Downmoding Plan, NASA-MSFC and MTF Saturn V Test Complex, 180

Dracon, Scott, 390

Draper, Dr. C. Stark, MIT, and Webb advisory group, 105

Dronet, Daley, 36

Drum and Bugle Corps, The, 348

DTF, 389; 390

DuBridge, Dr. Lee, President Nixon's science advisor, and endorsement of MTF, 172-173

Ducks Unlimited, and remote sensing for private entities, 398

Duff, Brian, NASA Headquarters, and Webb Advisory Group visit, 105

Duke, Astronaut Charles, 157-158

Duncan, Deputy Secretary of Defense Charles W., 296

Dunn Construction Company, Inc., and ASRM-related construction, 380

Dyer, Henry, 89

 

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Eagle, and Apollo 11 lunar module, 147; 149; 293

Earth Observations Commercial Applications Program (EOCAP), 395

Earth Resources Aircraft Program, NASA, 168

Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL), and MTF, 179; 196; and MTF consortium and experimental laboratory, 198; 209-210; 235; 237; 255; 276; 294; and Roy Estess, 305; 310; 363; and commercial remote sensing, 392; 393; 408

Earth Resources Laboratory Applications Software (ELAS), 314; 392

Earth Resources Observation Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 166

Earth Resources Observation System (EROS), and MTF consortium, 198; and DOI, 210; 244

Earth Resources Technology Satellite Program, NASA, 168

Earth Systems Science Office, 397; 408

Earth-Orbit Rendezvous (EOR), 9

Easement Area, and acoustic-buffer zone, 29; 33; 190

Eastland, U.S. Sen. James O., 58-59; 161; 169; and MTF future, 175; 213

Eaton, William R., GE manager at MTO, and "Big Four," 84; and government-contractor relationships, 109; and MTF team pride, 111

Economic Impact, and community impact study, 119; and economic impact decline, 136; 271; 272; 300

Educational opportunities, and Educational Outreach Program, and origins, 301; "Operation Liftoff," 302; "Summer Apprenticeship Program," 303

Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), California, 187; 192; 290; 366

Edwards, Tom, 89

Edwards, William "Billy," and Systems Development Branch, 314

EELV, 387; and capabilities and objective, 389

Eisele, Astronaut Don F., and Apollo 7, 142

Eisenhower Administration, and space program, 6

Eisenhower, President Dwight D., 5; 24

Electrical Systems Engineering Branch, 226

Electronics Research Center, NASA, and shutdown of, 167

Ellender, U.S. Sen. Allen, Appropriations Committee, and congressional influence, 161, 174, 176; and Jackson Balch marketing endeavors, 165; 169; and executive correspondence, 171; and NASA Administrator Paine, 175; and "set-aside" fund, 193-194, 236; 251; 307; 308

Eminent Domain, 22

Engineering and Administration (E&A), 64; 88; 132; 137

English, Leland "Lee," 220

Environmental Impact Meetings (ASRM), 378

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 185; 195; 197-198; 209-210; and location of offices, 400

Environmental Sciences Services Administration (ESSA), and Dr. Kuettner, 141; and Van King and MTF data management system for BOMEX, 142; 145; 160; and Dr. White, 164-166; and regional Gulf Coast Environmental Center proposal to President by Paine, 173

EOCAP, Earth Observations Commercial Applications Program, 395

EOR, Earth-Orbit Rendezvous, 9

EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 185; 195; 197-198; and laboratories, and MTF consortium, 198; 209-210

ERL, and MTF, 179, 196; 209-210; 236; 237; and Beech aircraft, 238; 239; 240; 241; 253; possible 1976 move, 295; and move to Slidell Computer Center, 307; and established officially at NSTL (1970), 307; and facility jurisdiction limitations, 308

EROS, 244

ESSA, Environmental Sciences Services Administration, and Dr. Kuettner, 141; and Van King and MTF data management system for BOMEX, 142; 145; 160; and Dr. White, 164-166; and regional Gulf Coast Environmental Center proposal to President by Paine, 173

Estes, Joel, and Test Conductor for NAA, 279; 285

Estess, Roy S., and Jackson Balch, 100, 108; and first static firing, 113; 130; 133; 155-156; and MTF marketing endeavors, 163, 185; and Space Shuttle engine testing, 186, 188, 193; and Site Evaluation Board, 189-191; and Technology and Utilization, 203; and biographical information, 258; 259; 271; and deputy director, 304-306; S-II static firing test-team member, 304; and Applications Engineering (AE), 304; and NSTL ERL, 304, 310; and community involvement, 305; and ERL interim director 315; and appointed facility Director, 326; and NASA Equal Opportunity Counsel, 329; and the White Paper, 332-333; and appointed chair of Office of Space Flight's "Shuttle Processing Contract" review team and "ambassador" for NSTL, 335; and Technology Transfer Center, 337-9; 342; 345; and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication, 347; 350; and succeeds Hlass as director, 357; 361; and biographical information 362-3; and becomes Center director, 364; 365; 368; 371-374; and ends tenure at Headquarters, 375; 377-378; and ASRM longevity and demise of program, 380-381; 390-391; 393; 396; 400-403; and Mississippi legislature joint resolution, 405; and 1996 opinion of SSC, 406; 407; 409-416; 419-422; 424-425; and "faster, better, and cheaper," 426; 427; 429-430

Estess, Zann, 305

Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), 387; and capabilities and objective, 389

Executive Order, renaming NSTL, 346

Experimental Field Test and Integration Center, and MTF consortium, 198

Explorer I, 227

Explorer Scout Post, and "Space-Oceans-Earth, 303

Ezell, Dianne, and NASA-MSFC onsite office team, 220

 

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F-1 (RP-1) Engine, 49; and consolidation proposal, 133

Facility Services Request (FSR), 264

Fargason, Dr. James, and MTF Landowners' Committee, 34; 36

Farrell, David, 272

Faulkner, William, 17

Federal Agencies Diversification, 297

Federal Area Redevelopment Administration, and grants, 83

Federal Housing and Home Finance Administration, and grants, 83

Federal Laboratory Review, NASA (NFLR), 425; 427

Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, 168

Federal Water Quality Administration, 185

Federal-State Road Fund, 76

Fee Simple Area, 29; 36; 83

Federof, Yevgeniy, 211

Ferneau, Robert, and special assistant to Naval Secretary Middendorf, 234

Finley, Robert S., Louisiana State Science Foundation director, 165

Firing Readiness Review, 286

First Baptist Church, 37

Fitts, Donald "Don," Senator Stennis press secretary, 239

Flanagan, Jerry, 313-314

Fleagle, Dr. Robert, 145

Fletcher, Dr. James C., and NASA Administrator, 193; 202; 206; 213-215; 263; 329; and Challenger disaster comments, 331; 341-345; and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication, 347-9; 355; 357-358; and retiring, 364; 417-418

Flynn, Tom, 89

Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 242

Fort Bliss, Texas, and V-2s, 4

Fortune, Capt. William C., 39; 48; 50; 53-54; 56; 58; 60-61; 63; 66-67; 72; 74; 78-81; and "Big Four," 84; 88; and community meeting, 94-97; and NASA-MTF management group, 119; 225; 303; 363

Franklin, Theodore, 263; 268

Frech, Frederick A., NASA-MTF construction and activation assistant manager, 108

Freitag, Capt. Robert, 217

Frosch, NASA Administrator Dr. Robert A., and Honor Awards Ceremony, 300

Full Utilization, and battle cry of Sen. Stennis and Jackson Balch, 121; and universities, 135; and Future Utilization proposal to President, 173; and ERL, 180; and Balch, 197; 212; 214; 217; 239

Future Utilization, and recommendation proposal to President for MTF, 173

 

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Gaffney, II, Flag Lt. Paul, and biographical information, 231; 244; and Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, 397; 398

Gaines Bluff, Mississippi, 19

Gaines, Dr. Ambrose, 19; 37

Gainesville Baptist Church, 37

Gainesville, Mississippi, 19; 21; and easement area, 29; 31; 33; and Shorty's 43 Club; 38

Gandy, Walter, and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 196

GAO, and a study, 230; 231; 252; 262

Gartin, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Carrol, 79

Gasery, Jr., John L., and Safety and Mission Assurance Office, 414

GE, General Electric Company, 57; and Phases II and III, 64; 77; 80; and onsite personnel total, 88; and S-II program acceleration, 94; 101-102; and stage contractor, 104; and data team, 114; 124-126; and data reduction facilities, 135; and BOMEX data management system, 142; and TEMPO, 164; and loss of jobs, 185; 197; and contracts, 201-202

GEC, Governor's Emergency Council, 156-157

Gehrig, James "Jim," and Senate Appropriations Committee, 239

Gelpi, Oscar, 34

Gemini Mission, 124

Gemini Program, 62; 125; 133

General Accounting Office (GAO), 229; and a study, 230; 231; 238; 252; 262

General Electric Company (GE), 57; and Phases II and III, 64; 77; 80; and onsite personnel, 88; and S-II program acceleration, 94; 101-102; and stage contractor, 104; and data team, 114; 124-126; and data reduction facilities, 135; and BOMEX data management system, 142; and TEMPO, 164; and loss of jobs, 185; 197; and contracts, 201-202; 242; and NSTL Onsite Contractor, 277

General Services Administration (GSA), 259

George, William "Bill," 278

Gilruth, Dr. Robert, 150; 180; 194; and NASA Manned Spacecraft Center (JSC), 307

Glantz Contracting Corporation, 65

Glaser, Dr. Arnold, 145

Glazier, Herman, 338; 340; and biographical information, 341

Glenn, Col. John, and Webb advisory group, 105

Global Associates' Base Projects Division, 278

Global Associates, 202; 207

Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, and Earth resources research, 175

Goddard, E.G., 19

Goldin, NASA Administrator Daniel, and biographical information, 373; 374-376; 391; 394; 412-13; 416; 420- 421; 424; 425-426; and "faster, better, and cheaper," 426-427; 428

Goodrich, W.L. "Bill," 258

Gore, Vice-President Albert "Al," and reinventing government, 396

Gorham, Jr., A.B. "Bob," and appointed manager of Pan Am's range and test service division support team, 248; 278

Gorman, MSFC Deputy Director Harry, and "Upgrade" endorsement, 83; and Webb advisory group, 105; and chain of command, 119

Governor's Emergency Council (GEC), 156-157; and Paine's recommendation to President for Mississippi Gulf Coast Recovery Program, 173

Grafton, William L. "Bill," and AE office, 202

Graham, William R., and Acting NASA Administrator, 328

Graves, Curtis, and director of Education Programs, NASA Headquarters, 303

Great Southern Club, 404

Greenbaum, Russel "Russ," 234

Griggs, Howard, and Resident Manager Rocketdyne, 298

Grissom, Astronaut Virgil L. "Gus," and Apollo 1 fire, 125

Groat, R.E. "Ron," 258

Groo, E.S. "Todd," 236; 239-240; and appoints Jerry Hlass NSTL manager, 249; 250-251; 253-254; 256; 258-261; 264; 266

Ground Support Equipment (GSE), and transfer from Seal Beach, California, 94

Guin, James H. "Harry," 55; 130; 149; 276; 282; and biographical information, 305-6; and appointed Projects Manager, NSTL Earth Resources Laboratory, 306; 317; and Space Remote Sensing Program, 318; and White Paper, 332; and Exceptional Service Medal, 343; 363-365; 369; 410; 412; 417-419; and posthumous NASA award, 424; 430

Gulf Coast Civil Defense Team, and NASA-MTF, 106

Gulf Coast Contractors Association, 58

Gulf Coast Environmental Center, regional, and Paine's recommendation to President to set up at MTF, 173

Gulf Coast Space Technology Center, 214

Gulf of Mexico Program, 398-399

Gulf of Mexico, 395; 398-399

Gulf Universities Research Corporation, and regional Gulf Coast Environmental Center recommendation to President by Paine, 173

 

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Haise, Astronaut Fred, Biloxi, Mississippi, and lunar module pilot of Apollo 13, 173; 183

Halsey, James, 244

Hancock Bank, 69; 77; 117; 339

Hancock County (MS) Eagle, The, 34

Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, Mississippi, 117; 231; 320

Hancock County, Mississippi, and location description, 1; 271-272

Hancock, John, President of Continental Congress, 19

Harlow, Bryce, President Nixon's aide and counsel, and Sen. Stennis, 174

Harrison County, Mississippi, 271-272

Hauck, Capt. Frederick H., 353; 355-567

Hegwood, Robert B. "Bobby," 130; 203; and Technology Applications Team, 243

Heidel, James "Jimmy," executive director of Mississippi Department of Economic and Community Development, 404

Heimburg, Director Karl, MSFC Test Laboratory, 15; Saturn V, 15; 48; 61; 88; and S-II situation, 94; and Jackson Balch, 100; and MSFC, 103; 125; 127; and Henry Auter, 130; and MTF Planning Task Force, 185; 225-227

Herbert, Floyd C., 130

Herbert, U.S. Representative F. Edward, House Armed Services Committee, and congressional influence, 161; 217-218

Herring, Mack R., and PIO, 52; 67; 81; 117; 140; and Public and Community Affairs and Protocol, 229; 244; 258; 271; 345; and designing a history office, 401; 419

Herring, Robert E., and civilian description of first Space Shuttle launch, 289-90

High Heat Flux Facility (HHFF), 386

Hill, Charles "Chuck," 394; 409

Hilmers, Lt. Col. David C. "Dave," 353

Hlass, I. Jerry, NASA, 73-74; and NSTL's recognition in propulsion world, 87; and master's thesis, "Search For A Role For A Large Government Facility," 191; 226; and becomes manager of NSTL, 248; and biographical information, 249; and thesis, "Search for a Role for a Large Government Test Facility," 250; 251-255; 257-259; 261-262; and Reimbursable Charge Policy, 263; 264-265; and Naval Oceanographic Office, 268; and community relations, 269; 270; and Economic Impact, 271; and Community Briefings, 272; and MPTA, and SSME Development Program, 273; and NSTL Long-term Maintenance Care, 274; and Obtaining R&PM Funding, 276; and Space Shuttle Test Program "Support Structure," 286; and first Space Shuttle launch success, 290; 296- 297; 299; and "President's Rank of Meritorious Excecutive," Award, 300; good will policy, 301; 303; and mid-1980s goals, Space Station program participation, commercial program development, 317; and Space Remote Sensing Center, 319; 320; and Challenger disaster reaction, 325; and Challenger astronauts tribute, 328; and Space Shuttle Facilities Division, 329-30; and Technology Transfer Center, 337-341; 342- 344; 346; and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication, 347-349; 352-354; 356; 358-359; 361; 365; 377-378; 393; 396; 411

Hlass, Helen, 264

Hobgood, David "Dave," 263

Holden, August, 34

Holland, Dr. Joshua, 145

Holman, Dr. Mary, George Washington University professor, and Webb's MTF future path study, 139; 269

Holston, Representative Curtis, and Mississippi state legislator, 339

Holt, U.S. Representative Marjorie, 230; 232

Honey Island Swamp, 76

Honor Awards Ceremony, 300; 335; 342; 429

Hopkins, William L. "Larry," 130; 203; and Technology Applications Team, 243

House Appropriations Committee, 262

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and ASRM program fundingæphase-down and termination vote, 381

Housing, and employees, 66

Howard, Douglas "Doug," 220; and Quality Assurance Office, 284; 410

Howard, Wanda, 345

Howard, William D. "Doug," 108; 130; and MSAAP, 201; 207

Howe, O.J., GE, and work control management, 89; and National Data Buoy Program, 196

Howell, Dr. James "Jim,", MTF medical director, and Hurricane Camille, 156

Hudson, Clarence, 263

Human, Kenneth R., NASA, 343; and ASRM, 378; 379; 414; 421

Huntsville Times, The, and "Black Monday" story, 182;

Huntsville Times, The, and NASA Saturn V static firings eliminated at MTF and William Tier, 158

Hurricane Betsy, 18; 106

Hurricane Camille, 18; 123; 150; and MTF/NASA-MTF employees, 153; and Richelieu Apartment deaths, 154; and MTF future, 162; and Dr. Low announcement, 169; and possible cut of MTF employees, 174; 256; 327

Hurricane Log, MTF, 151

Hurricane Opal, and Gulf of Mexico Program, 398

Huseonica, Dr. William "Bill," and ASRM, 378; and Information and Management Systems director (Science and Technology Laboratory), 410

 

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ICS, Instrumentation and Control Systems, and Phases I and II, 64

Independent Offices and Department Of Housing and Urban Development Act, and NASA's funding source, 193

Indians, and Choctaws and Acolapissas, 18; and Navajos and land inventory, 309-310

Industrial complex, 64

Institute of Higher Learning, 338

Instrumentation and Control Systems (ICS), and Phases I and II, 64

Interim Test Stand, and Jupiter-C testing, 129

International Paper Company, 37

International Science and Engineering Fair, 403

Isbell, Mr. And Mrs. Cody, 34

Ivey, John, 108; 185; 203; and Technology Transfer and Utilization Team, 243

 

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J-2 Engine, 133

Jackson, Charles A., 54; 66

Jackson, Guy, 67

James, Lee B., MSFC Program Management director, 182

Jarvis, Gregory B., 322; 355

Jeffers, Sharon, NASA, and personnel director, 410

John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), 256; 326; 344; and renaming and dedication, 345-349; 359; 361; 365; 407; 412

John Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, 313

Johnson Controls World Services, 403

Johnson Space Center (JSC), Lyndon B., Texas, and renaming of, 10; 78; 214; 241; 259

Johnson, David "Dave," 253; 276

Johnson, Mississippi Governor Paul B., 79

Johnson, Lyndon B., U.S. Senator, Texas, 5; and Vice-President, 6-7; 58

Johnstone, Harry, and MSFC's MPTA Resident Manager, 283; 286; and White Paper, 332; 410

Jones, B.U., 53; 76

Jourdan River, and fee area and buffer zone, 83

Joyce, Dr. Armond T., 311-312

JSC, Johnson Space Center, Texas, and renaming, 10; 78; 214

Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Eastland, 161

Junkin, R.G. "Bobby," 203; 243

Jupiter-C Rocket, and testing, 129; 226

 

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Kahle, William "Bill," 385; 390

Kailiwai-Barnett, Florence, NASA, and director of Center Operations and Support Directorate, 414

Kavanaugh, Dr. George, Atomic Energy Commission assistant general manager, 165

Kellar, Alton D., 22

Kellar, Samantha B., and first real estate payment check, 33

Kennedy Space Center (KSC) John F., Florida, 10; 86; and Apollo 1 fire, 125; and assistance to MTF after Hurricane Camille, 157; 196; 257

Kennedy, President John F., 1; and Second State of Union Address, 6; and space program, 7-9; and beating soviets to Moon, 15, 95; and "Urgent National Needs," 47; and missile site labor committee, 57-59; and appointment of NASA Administrator Webb, 81

Kent, Marion, 77-78; and program acceleration, 94; and community meeting, 95-96

Kerr, U.S. Sen. Robert, Oklahoma, and Chairman of Senate Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee, 7; 14

Kilgore, E.C. "Ed," and deputy associate administrator for Center Operations, 229; 230

Kiln, Mississippi, and fee area and buffer zone, 83

King, E.W. "Van," and MTF Site Operations Office, 134; and oceanography market, 140-141; and Dr. Kuettner and BOMEX, 142; 145-146; 159; and MTF marketing endeavors, 163; 165; and MTF's "new business search" report, 168; and satellites, 175; 217

Kohl, Fred, 89

Korean War, 1950; and leaders for Apollo program, 84

Kraft, Christopher "Chris," 260; and JSC Director, 286

KSC, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 10; 86; and Apollo 1 fire, 125; and assistance to MTF after Hurricane Camille, 157; 196; 257

Kuettner, Dr. Joachim P., Environmental Sciences Services Administration (ESSA), and Barbados Oceanographic Meteorological Experiment (BOMEX) director, 141, 145; and Van King and MTF data management system for BOMEX, 142; and Hurricane Camille, 154, 156-157

 

- L -

 

L-S Construction Company, 56

Ladner, Cornelius J., 34

Lagniappe, NSTL NASA newsletter, and first issue, 301; and SSC 1992 Vision Statement--"John C. Stennis Space Center Long-Range Plan for the 1990s," 422

LaMunyon, Teddy M. "Ted," 130; 156; 196; 207

Land Acquisition Cost, 96

Landsat, and automatic data, 310; 394

Lawless, Chester P., 53

Lead Center for Commercial Remote Sensing, 394

Lead Center for Rocket Propulsion Testing, 427; 430

Leake, Dr. Ramon, 362

Lee, T.J. "Jack," and MSFC director, 368; 369; 400

Lehman, Jr., Secretary of the Navy John H., 298

Lehr, Gary, 278

Lenoir, Dr. William, and appointed Associate Administrator for Space Flight, 368

Lewis Research Center, 426

Lilly, William "Bill," Office of Manned Space Flight, 194; and NASA Headquarters comptroller, 230; 252; 262-264; 275; and Hlass staff member, 276

Lindsey, Bill, 284

Ling, Sr., Edwin R. "Ed," 69; 271

Little, D.G. "Dewey," 243

Lockheed Management Services Company, 307

Lockheed Propulsion Company, and Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM), 212

Lockheed-Martin, and RLV testing, 387

Logtown Speech, 25-26, 31-32, 42, 174; 296

Logtown, Mississippi, 19; 21; and Sen. Stennis meeting, 23; and Logtown Speech, 25-26, 31-32, 42; 174

Lombardo, Joe, 342

Long Beach, Mississippi, 66; and Knights of Columbus Council, 83; 269

Long Range Proving Ground, Florida, 9

Long, U.S. Sen. Russell, Joint Committee on Revenue Taxation, and congressional influence, 161; 169; and MTF future, 175; 212, 217-218

LOR, Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous, 9; 49

Los Angeles Times, The, news service, and lengthy story on possible cut of MTF employees, 174

Lott, U.S. Representative Trent, 205; 218; 232; 246; 296- 297; and House Republican Whip, 301; and Challenger disaster, 328; 335; and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication, 347-349; and ASRM support, 379; and ASRM program longevity, 380; and biographical information, 428; 429-430

Louisiana State University, and MTF consortium, 198; 208; and location of offices, 400

Lounge, John M. "Mike," 353

Love, Marina, and Chief Financial Officer, 414

Lovelace, Alan M., 258; 265; 276; 296

Loveless, Yvonne, 53; 261

Lovell, Jr., Astronaut James A. "Jim," and Gemini 11, 124; 143-144; and Apollo 13, 174

Lovell, Bud, and Hurricane Camille evacuees, 150

Low, NASA Deputy Administrator George, and MTF "caretaker status" announcement, 169; 182-184; and "set-aside" fund, 194

Lucas, Dr. William R., MSFC Director, 286

Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous (LOR), 9; 49

Lyddon, Thomas "Tom," and Senior Test conductor, 284

 

- M -

 

M-1 Engine (liquid hydrogen), 49

Mabry, Wilmer C. "Bill," 53; 76

Mabus, Mississippi Governor Ray, 347; 400

MAF, Michoud Assembly Plant, and naming of, 102; and MTF, 161; and NASA Administrator Paine, 167; and curtailed production, 190; 201; and Space Shuttle fuel tanks, 206; 212; 217-218

"Magnificient Flying Machine," 325

Malkin, Dr. Mike, Director, Space Shuttle Program, 286

Malone, Terry, 63; 143; and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise family, 174; 302

Maloney, William, 145

Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), Texas, 10; 78; and MTF consortium, 198; and ERL, 208

Marcy, H. Tyler, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 233

Mars Mission, and deep-space programs, 131

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), George C., Alabama, 5; and missile-testing facility, 9; 31; 45; 50; 53; 61; 64; 77; 124; and assistance to NASA-MTF employees after Hurricane Camille, 157; and Earth resources research, 175; and Space Shuttle, 192; and MTF consortium, 198; and Industrial Operations Office, 202; 211; and shuttle program, 207-208; 225; 255; 266; 365; 426

Marshall, Col. Robert C., Corps of Engineers District engineer, 84

Martin Company, and Gordon Artley, 89

Martin Marietta Space Corporation, 283

Martin, David "Dave," and NASA-MSFC onsite office team, 220

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Gen. McCormack and Dr. Draper, 105

Masters, Wayne, 146

Mathias, Jr., Senator Charles McCurdy, 263

Matkin, William R. "Bill," 32; and first real estate payment check, 34

McArthur, Gen. Douglas, and Jackson Balch, 99

McAuliffe, Christa, 321; and "Teacher in Space" program, 323; 355

McCall, Dr. J.C. "Jerry", NOAA National Data Buoy Center director, 178; 211

McCartney, Lt. Gen. Forrest S., 334; 352; 354

McClellan, U.S. Sen. John L., Government Operations Committee, and congressional influence, 161; and Balch, 204-205

McCormack, Gen. James, MIT, Webb advisory group, 105

McCormick, Margaret (Tingle), 40; 52

McCullen, Sr., Larry W., and president of the American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1028, 234

McCurdy, Richard, and "McCurdy Report," 214

McDonald, Dr. Rebecca C. "Becky," 203, and the Environmental Systems Development Team, 243; and Vascular Aquatic Plant program, 315; 316; 378

McGehee, Louis, 37

McKeithen, Louisiana Gov. John J., and MTF, 161

McLaughlin, Douglas "Doug," 196; 207, 282; 285; and ZBR presentation, 426

McMurtray, James "Jim," 320-21

McNair, Donald E., 322; 355

McWilliams, Elbert C., 267

Medaris, Gen., and Logtown speech, 25; and Jackson Balch, 100

Medical Clinic, MTF/GE, and hearing-level tests, 126

Meeks, Gary, 355

Mercury Program, 62; 125; 133

Mercury-Redstone, and MSFC test team, 129; and rocket, 227

Meredith, Dr. James "Jim," and Mississippi Research and Development Center director, 337; 340

Michener, James A., 365

Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF), Louisiana, and naming of, 102; and MTF, 161; and NASA Administrator Paine, 167; and curtailed production, 190; 201; and Space Shuttle fuel tanks, 206; 212; 217-218; 242; 282; and Martin Marietta Space Corporation, 283

Michoud Defense Plant, and location and physical description, 10; 14; and Saturn engines, 12; and S-IC, 46; 49; 69; 77; and economic impact, 82; and renaming to MAF, 102; and MTF, 161

Middendorf, II, Secretary of the Navy J. William, 218; 233; 246

Miller, Dr. Richard L. "Rick," 397; 398-399; 414

Miller, Lon, ASRM program manager, 380; and director of SSC Project and Technology directorate, 387; 414; and ZBR presentation, 426

Mission from Planet Earth, 370

Mission to Planet Earth, 370; and Admiral Paul Gaffney's comments, 398; 408

Mississippi Institute of Technology Development, 319

Mississippi Air National Guard, 233

Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant (MSAAP), 200-201; 216; 295; Ground-breaking ceremonies, 296; 298-299; 320; 358; 405

Mississippi City, Mississippi, 20

Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, 62

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and ASRM, 380

Mississippi Governor's Office of Science and Technology, 242

Mississippi Gulf Coast Recovery Program, and Paine's recommendation to President and Governor's Emergency Council, 173

Mississippi Gulf Coast, 18

Mississippi Power Company, and Main Electrical Substation privatization project (1993), 421

Mississippi Rocket Testing Site, and 1961 location map, 13

Mississippi State University, and MTF full utilization, 135; and NASA grant, 146; and MTF consortium, 198; 208-209; 377; and location of offices, 400

Mississippi Technology Transfer Center, 396

Mississippi Test Facility (MTF), 38; and first assignment, 47; 53; and NASA-MTF charter, 104; and future viability, 130; and reduction in workforce, 167; and MTF new business search report, 168; and MSFC Industrial Operations, 168; and "final" awards ceremony, 182; 187; and SSME testing support facilities, 190; and Hlass thesis, 192; 206; and Working Group, 226; and Charter, 251; 406; 418

Mississippi Test Operations (MTO), and NASA Mississippi Test Operations, 38-39; and construction, 46; 53; 58-59; 61; and 1963 aerial view; 69; 71; 77; and MTO payroll, 82; and Jackson Balch, 100; and renaming to MTF, 102; 226

Mississippi Trail of Tears, 36

Mississippi-Louisiana Planning Commission, and NASA, 117

Mix, L. "Leslie" Boyce, 130; 196; 207; 220; 284; and comments before first Space Shuttle launch, 289; 290; and "Return-to-Flight" era comments, 332; 342; 350; 367; and chief of Propulsion Test and Engineering directorate, 385; 412-13; 424-25

Montgomery, U.S. Representative Gillespie V. "Sonny," 169; 296

Montgomery, William D. "Bill," 203; 243; 246

Mooney, Patrick "Pat," 207; 278; 285; 390

Mooneyhan, Darden W. "Wayne," NASA, 120; 133; 155; 179; 186; 195; 210; and Director of ERL, 235; 236; 260; 293; and biographical information 307; and ERL, 307; 308; and Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, 308; and Land Remote Sensing Applications group, 309; 310; 315

Moore, Orrell B. "O.B.," 31

Moran, Joe, 65

Moran, Sylvester, 34

Morrill, USCG Commander Peter, later promoted to Captain, and manager of National Data Buoy Project at MTF, 177-178; 210

Morrison, Jack, 61

Morrison-Knudsen Company, 65

Mosquito Control Commission, 56

Mosquitoes, 55; and chemical treatment, 56

Moss, U.S. Sen. Frank, 213

Mowery, Paul T., 145

MPTA Technical Support, 275

MPTA Test Team, and Firing Readiness Review, 286

MPTA, and first placement in B-2 position on S-IC test stand, 283; and first test, 287-88; and firing summary, 288-89; 330

MSAPP, Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant, 216; 405

MSC, Manned Spacecraft Center, Texas, 10; 78; and MTF consortium, 198; and ERL, 208

MSFC GE Apollo Support Group, 278

MSFC Master Planning Office, 78; MSFC Test Division and extension of, 103

MSFC Resident Office, and NSTL Facilities Management, 230; 253; 274; 277

MSFC Test Laboratory, and design of the Clermont, 107; 226

MSFC, Marshall Space Flight Center, George C., Alabama, 5; and missile-testing facility, 9; 31; 45; 50; 53; 61; 64; 77; 124; and assistance to NASA-MTF employees after Hurricane Camille, 157; and Earth resources research, 175; and SSME test program, 187; and Space Shuttle, 192; and MTF consortium, 198; and Industrial Operations Office, 202; 211; and shuttle program, 207-208

MTF Charter, 251

MTF Consortium, and agencies, 198

MTF Site Operations Office, 134

MTF Working Group, 53; 61; 69; and S-II schedule estimate, 85; and transfer of engineers, 89

MTF, Mississippi Test Facility, 38; and first assignment, 47; 53; and NASA-MTF charter, 104; and future viability, 130; and reduction in workforce, 167; and MTF new business search report, 168; and MSFC Industrial Operations, 168; and "final" awards ceremony, 182; 187; and SSME testing support facilities, 190; and Hlass thesis, 192; 206; 406; 418

MTF, MSFC, and naming of, 102; and new mission, 123

MTO Task Force, and Jackson Balch, 100; and Heimburg, Tessman, Gen. O'Connor, 101

MTO Working Group, Huntsville, 74

MTO, Mississippi Test Operations, 38-39; and construction, 46; 53; 58-59; 61; and 1963 aerial view; 69; 71; 77; and MTO payroll, 82; and Jackson Balch, 100; and renaming to MTF, 102

Mueller, Assoc. Administrator George E., and Office of Manned Space Flight, 79; and Webb advisory group, 105; 150

Mullins, Harold, 81

Multiagency Concept, and Jackson Balch, 396; 397; and multiagency sharing, 398

Multiagency, and environmental and oceanographic studies focus, 171; and MTF environmental center and first resident agency, 176; and environmental complex, 201; 396

Myers, Dale D. Manned Space Flight associate administrator, 182

Myers, Myron L. "Mike", and Saturn testing, 108; 118; 130; 149

 

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NAA, North American Aviation, and S-II, 46, 138; 77; 80; 88; and S-II program acceleration, 94; 96; 101-102; and Seal Beach headquarters and J.L. Atwood, 109; and S-II-T NAA engineers and technician injuries, 115; 124; and test teams, 137; and loss of jobs, 185

NAA-SISD (North American Aviation-Space and Information Division), 116

NACA, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, and President Eisenhower, 5; and tripartite partnership, 8

Napoleon, Mississippi, and buffer zone, 33, 42

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 319

NASA's Review Board, and Firing Readiness Review, 286

NASA Data Analysis Task Force, 329-30; 331

NASA Earth Resources Facility, and Gulf Coast Environmental Center proposal to President by Paine, 173

NASA Educational Benefits, 299

NASA Facilities Engineering Office, 277

NASA Federal Laboratory Review (NFLR), 425; 427

NASA funded grants, 319

NASA Headquarters, and Apollo program progress, 86; 112; and Jackson Balch, 132; and Stennis letter, 137; 160; and Estess SSME test proposal, 189; and Space Shuttle, 206; and support of NSTL, 225; and Office of Technology Utilization, 242; and memorandum of agreement with Navy, 231; and Reimbursable Charge Policy, 263; 264; and approval of "renasafication," 299; and policy change (mid-1980s), 315

NASA NSTL Awards Program, and I. Jerry Hlass, 267

NASA NSTL Sister Installations, and MSFC, JSC, and KSC, 276

NASA Site Evaluation Board, and "Thompson Committee," 189

NASA, and territorial disputes, 308

NASA Zero-Based Review (ZBR), 425; 427

NASA-Air Force ALS, and technology program funding, 383

NASA-MTF, and Test Complex, 171; and MTF-NASA, 185

NASA-Navy Library, 421

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), 5; and President Eisenhower, 5; and tripartite partnership, 8

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2; 10; and NASA "navy," 65; 77; 79-80; 167; 194-195; 209

National Aerospace Plane (NASP), 341; 367; 369; and unveiling of program, 385; and Sen. Stennis, 386; and support facilities and abilities, 386

National Data Buoy Program, U.S. Coast Guard, 168; 176; 198; 210

National Earth Resources and Environmental Data Program, and Sen. Stennis letter to President Nixon, 172-173

National Facilities Study (NFS), 425; 427

National Geographic, and Dr. Tom Sever, 397

National Launch System (NLS, originally known as the ALS), 369; 376; 421

National Marine Fisheries Service Engineering Laboratory, NOAA, 209

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 241

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 178, 195-210

National Oceanographic Instrumentation Center, and MTF consortium, 198

National Oceanographic Instrumentation Center, Naval Oceanographic Office, 166; 168

National Park Service, 210; 241

National Rocket Propulsion Test Alliance (NRPTA), 426

National Space Act of 1958, 394

National Space Council, 384

National Space Technology Laboratories (NSTL), 200; 215; 255; and designation as NASA's Center of Excellence for Propulsion Testing, 335, 344; 418

Navajo Indians, and land inventory, 309-310

Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity (NORDA), 217; 320

Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity, 298

Naval Oceanographic Office, 216; 217; and first official announcement of possible move, 218; 228; 231-232; 235; 238; 245; 262; and new building completed, 271; 298; 365

Naval Oceanographic Program, 243; 397

Naval Oceanography Command, and Commander's staff, 298

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), 234

Naval Weather Command, 168

Navy, and Point Barrow, Little Lake, Pearl River, and Clermont, 65; 89; 107; and relocation, 219; and expected arrival of oceanographers, 225; and memorandum of agreement with NASA, 231; 255; and relocation and consolidation, 298; 320; 358

Nelson, George D. "Pinky," 353

Nelson, Lewis B. "Lou," 285

New South, 8-9

New York Times, and report of S-II-T accident, 116

Newman, Thomas "Tommy," 275

Nicholson, L.K., 37

Nicholson, Roscoe, North American-Rocketdyne, 111; 137; 220; 278; 350; 410

NOAA, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, 178; 195; 209-210

NORDA, 217; 320

North American Aviation (NAA), and S-II, 46, 138; 77; 80; 88; and S-II program acceleration, 94, 96; 101-102; and Seal Beach headquarters and J.L. Atwood, 109; and S-II-T NAA engineers, 124; and test teams, 137; and loss of jobs, 185; and S-II test participation, 278

North American Rockwell, and test team, 130; and reduction in workforce, 167; 181

North, Gary, 210

Nova Super Rocket, 9; 46; 49; 95

NRL, Naval Research Laboratory, 234

NSTL NASA Administrative Building, 237

NSTL, National Space Technology Laboratories, 215; 230; and Roles and Responsibility Statement, 258; 259; and renaming, 326

Nunez, Stephen "Steve," 390

Nutter, Charlie, 67; 95

Nybo, Lelyn "Lee," 127; 185; 203; 243

 

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O'Connor, Brig. Gen. Edmund F.L., and Gordon Artley, 87; and MSFC Industrial Operations, 104; and Webb advisory group visit, 105; and "Tiger Team," 109-110

O'Connor, Bryan, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight (Space Shuttle), 424

Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 20

Odom, Levi J., 263

Office of Manned Space Flight (OMSF), 47

Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications, 310

Office of Space Flight (OSF), Washington, DC, 273; 351-352

Oil Pollution Control and Survey Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 168

Olympic National Park, 309; 312

OMSF, Office of Manned Space Flight, 47

Onizuka, Ellison S., 322; 355

Onorati, Captain Roger, and Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity (NORDA) and "Partners In Progress," 320

Operation Big Pour, 74

Operation Paperclip, and von Braun and colleagues, 4

"Orient Express," and National Aerospace Plane program, 385

OSF Management Council, 351

Owston, Joyce, 53

 

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Paine, NASA Administrator Thomas, 149-150; and Hurricane Camille, 154, 157, 159-160; and TEMPO, 164; and space workers cutback announcement, 167-168; and executive correspondence, 171; and recommendation to President, for "Future Utilization Of The MTF," 173

Palmer, Col. Charles, 89

Pan Am's Range and Test Support Services Laboratory, 273

Pan Am Range and Test Services, and Aerospace Service Division, 248; and CSC Laboratory and Field Services Branch, 277

Pan Am Special Projects Division, 277

Panther, 51

PAO, Public Affairs Officer, and Mack Herring, 136

Parsons Company, 89

"Partners In Progress," 320

Partners for Stennis, 404

Pass Christian, Mississippi, 20; 66; 155; 269

Payne, A.M. "Mark," and Cooperating Agency Interfaces and Supporting Services, 229; 253; 258; 270; 276

Pearl River Basin Development District, 242

Pearl River Community College, and training workers, 299

Pearl River County, Mississippi, 271-272

Pearl River, 1; and test site location, 14; and test site easement rights, 15; and physical description, 17, 20; and wildlife, 51; 76; 255; 261; 267; and NASA river barge, 282; and first trip up East Pearl River, 282; 431

Pearlington, Mississippi, 19

Pearson, III, Maj. Gen. Jeremiah W. "Jed," and named associate administrator for the Office of Space Flight, 427

Pearson, Ronnie, and Earth Resources Laboratory Applications Software (ELAS), 314

Peenemunde, and Hitler's rocket facility, 3

Peresich, Alex, 145; 179; 196; 312

Performance Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), and tracking concept, 90

Peter Kiewit & Sons, 65

Philips, Representative Walter, and Mississippi state legislator, 339

Phillips Laboratory, and Edwards Air Force Base, 426

Phillips, Corps Attorney Carl M., and first real estate payment check, 34

Phillips, Maj. Gen. Sam, and Apollo program, 94; and "Tiger Team" and Phillips Report, 110; and S-II-T memo, 110; 150

Phillips, State Representative Walter James, Mississippi, 77

Picayune (MS) Item, 34; 41; 67; 95; and editorial on NSTL community impact, 272; and editorial, 300

Picayune Chamber of Commerce, and new business for MTF campaign, 137

Picayune Item, 34; 41; 67; 95; 272; 300

Picayune, Mississippi, 67; and Chamber of Commerce, 231

Piland, Robert O., ERL head and former deputy director of Science and Applications at Manned Spacecraft Center (JSC), 179; and Earth Resources Laboratory director, 194; 196; 210; and ERL's first director, 307; 308-309

Piney Woods, 18

PIO, MTF Public Information Officer, and media, 127; and Mack Herring, 136

Pitalo, Gerald, 383

Planning Task Force, 184

Plowden, John, 284

Pointe Estero, support vessel for USCG Data Buoy Project, 184

Poitevent, J.W., and Pearl River Lumber Company, 19

Porter, Louise, 406

Poseidon, and NASA's covered barge, 282; and MPTA cargo, 282

Powe, Dr. David, 403; 414

Preparedness Investigation Subcommittee, and missile gap hearings, 121

President's Committee on Oceanography, 168

President's Space Council, 370

President Richard Nixon, 123; and Hurricane Camille, 154, 157-160; 162; and NASA budget cuts, 167, 170; and establishment of Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL), National Data Buoy Project, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries at MTF, 175; and veto of NASA's funding, 193; and Space Shuttle, 206

Processing Contract Review Team (1986-1987), 361

Project Liaison Group, 197

Project Liftoff, 321

Project Paperclip, and von Braun and colleagues, 4

"Proposal For The Future Utilization Of The MTF" Paper, and presentation to President by NASA Administrator Paine, 173

Propulsion Test and Engineering Directorate, 385

Propulsion Test Directorate, 408

Propulsion Test Operations Office, and first charter issued, 369; and Diagnostic Testbed Facility, 389

Propulsion Test Support Division, 277

Public Health Service, U.S., and Clyde F. Fehn and Leslie D. Beadle, 55

Public Information Officer (PIO), MTF, and media, 127; and Mack Herring, 136

 

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Quality Assurance Office, 284-286

Quayle, Vice-President J. Danforth "Dan," 369-370; and J.R. Thompson's "Roles and Mission" report (1991), 371

 

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RAP, Regional Applications Program, 261; 310; 363; 392

Raymond, Col. D.A., 28; 31; 66; 84

Raymond, Dr. Arthur, Rand Corp., and Webb advisory group visit, 105

Raytheon Company, 41; 77

Reactor-In-Flight-Test (RIFT), 49

Reagan, President Ronald, 2; and comments on success of first Space Shuttle launch, 291; and budget cuts, 298; and educational programs, 302; Project Liftoff, 321; and renaming NSTL, 326; and Challenger disaster comments, 328; 331; 335; and National Aerospace Plane, 341; and renaming NSTL, 346; 355; and approval of DoD report on ALS, 382; 411

Real Estate Payment, and Samantha B. Kellar, 34

Real Estate Report, and Mobile District Corps of Engineers, 33

"Red Crews," and engineers and technicians, 113

Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Army, and von Braun, 3; and location, 3; 9; and Army Rocket and Guided Missile Agency, 134

Rees, Eberhard, 94; and S-II-T memo, 110; 182; 194; 202

Reeves, Richard, and Profile of Power, 59

Regional Applications Program (RAP), 261; 300; and automatic computer classification of Landsat data, 310; 363; and Roy Estess and David Brannon, 392

Regional Planning Commission, 76

Reinventing Government, and Vice-President Gore's comments, 396

Reinventing MTF, and Balch, 195

Remote Sensing Engineering Development Office, and MTF consortium, 198

Renasafication, 299; 358-359

Research & Program Management (R&PM) money, 251

Research and Development Funding, 276; 411

Research and Program Management (R&PM) Funding, 276

Research and Program Management (R&PM), 193

Research and Technology Operating Plans (RTOPs), 242

Resnik, Judith A., 322; 355

Response to Queries, 240

"Return-to-Flight," 326; and I. Jerry Hlass, 331; 337; 350; 352-353

Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), 387

Rhodes, O.L. "Dusty," 53; 81

Rickman, Dr. Douglas, and image-enhancement techniques for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance scans, 313

RIFT, Reactor-In-Flight-Test, 49

Riggs, Kenneth, 89

Riley, Secretary Richard W., U.S. Department of Education, 404

RLV, 387

Roberson, Mr. and Mrs. Elvie Dakes, 42

Roberts, Col. David, Corps of Engineers deputy district engineer, 84

Roberts, Wayne, 278; 410

Rocketdyne, and loss of jobs, 185; 219; and a division of Rockwell International Cooperation, 220; 277; 356

Rockwell, 277

Roemer, Louisiana Governor Buddy, 400

Rogers Commission, 329; 330; and report, 331; 334-335

Rogers, Jr., Chief of Operations A.J., "Jack," Stennis Space Center, 14; 49; and transfer from MSFC, 89; and MTF Site Operations Office, 134; 149; and Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise family, 174; 229; 235; 258; 270; 276; 278; and White Paper, 332; 364-365; and ASRM community impact meetings, 378; 410; 414

Rogers, William P., and former Secretary of State and chairman of Rogers Commission (to investigate Challenger disaster), 329

Roosevelt, President Franklin D., and New Deal, 8

Roth, Jon, 415

Rouchon House, and NASA, 51; 63; 79

Rowe, Herbert G. and associate administrator, NASA, 246

RP-1 Kerosene, 378

Rules Committee, and U.S. Representative Colmer, 161

Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 68

 

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S-IB Stage, 50

S-IC, Saturn V first stage, 49-50; 55; 64; 73; 97; 101; 147; and NASA-MTF Downmoding Plan, 180; final test, 181; S-IC-15 and last booster stages manufactured at Michoud, 181; and last Saturn V second stage tested at MTF, 181

S-IC-T, and B-1/B-2 test stand, 125-126; and first static test, 127-128; and second static test, 128

S-II Test Complex, and Saturn second-stage full-duration firing schedule slippage, 85-86; S-II simulator, 106; and A-2 test stand, 138

S-II, Saturn V second stage, 49-50; 55; and von Braun speech, 85; and NAA, 88; and schedule slippages, 93; and Apollo/Saturn V program "pacing item," 96-97; 101; and "T-Bird" designation and testing, 107-108; 147; and NASA-MSFC Downmoding Plan at MTF, 180

S-II-1, and rocket stage test-firing, 119

S-II-T, All-Systems Test Stage, and transfer from Seal Beach, California, 94; and static firing accident, 115

S-IV-B, Saturn V third stage, 129; and Apollo third stage, and consolidation proposal, 133

Safety and Mission Assurance Office, 414

Salute to the Team, luncheon, and Apollo 11, 149; and Frank Borman, 149; NASA Administrator Thomas Paine, 149-150; and Wernher von Braun, Kurt Debus, George Mueller, Sam Phillips, 150

Sanders, Myrl, NASA, and Roy Estess, 108; and S-II TCC, 120; 130

Santa Rosa, Mississippi, 33; 42

Santos, Susan, and community opinion regarding ASRM testing, 379

Sargent, USCG Adm. T.R., and National Data Buoy Project at MTF, 177

Saturn I Booster, 9; 49

Saturn V Booster, 9; and test complex, 109; and first stage, 128

Saturn V, and Moon rockets, 3; and S-IC and S-II, 46, 138; 49-50; and S-IC and S-II budgets, 54-55; and stage fuels, 65; and test stand foundations, 74; and static-testing readiness, 93; and A-2 test stand checkout, 107; and S-IC description, 124; and MTF testing future, 131; and front page news, 137; and Apollo 4 testing, 139; and Apollo 6, 142-143; and Apollo 8, 143-144; and MTF static-testing elimination, 158; and NASA, 167; 227, 378

Scafide, Bay St. Louis Mayor John, and speech to Knights of Columbus Council, 83; and Bay St. Louis "Upgrade," 83

Scherer, Lee R., KSC Director, 286

Scheuermann, Patrick "Pat," and acting manager of NASP Project Office, 386; and chief of RLV and EELV Project Office, 387; 430

Schirra, Astronaut Walter M., and Apollo 7, 142

Schlesinger, Secretary of Defense James, 229; 230; 232

Schloegel, George, 219; and Hancock Bank, 232; and biographical information, 233; 234-235; 339

Schweickart, Russel L. "Rusty," 214

Science and Technology Laboratory (formerly the ERL), 355; 371

Scientific Utopia, and Jackson Balch, 396

Scivique, Mr. and Mrs. R.A., 42

Scobee, Commander Francis R. "Dick," 322; 355

SDI, Strategic Defense Initiative, 384

Sea Coast Echo, The (Bay St. Louis), 34

Seabee Center, Navy, Gulfport, Mississippi, and BOMEX, 146

Seal, Jr., Leo, 22; 23; 77; 117; 213; 219; 270; and Technology Transfer Center, 338

Seamans, Jr., Dr. Robert C., 38; 79

Seawright, Toni, 347

Secretary of Defense, 160

Secretary of State, 160

Seiley, John, and manager of NSTL support team, 248; 277

Senate Appropriations Committee, 230; 263

"Set-Aside" Fund, and Sen. Ellender, 176-177; 193-194; 251

Settlement, first real estate payment, 33

Sever, Dr. Thomas J. "Tom," and biographical information, 313; and NASA's first archaeologist, 313; 397; and ZBR presentation, 426

Shapley, Willis H., 195

Sharp, Dr. James M., Gulf Universities Research Corporation president, 165

Sharp, Kirk, and SSC's first Chief Information Officer, 415

Sheer, Julian, NASA Public Affairs, 186

Shepard, Alan, 227

Shepherd, Jim, MSFC, head of MTF Downmoding Planning Group, 180

Shepherd, Jr., Navy Lt. Commander Alan B., 8

Shippey, W.L. "Willie," 64; 89; and MTF Site Operations Office, 134

Shorty's 43 Club, 38; 79

Shuttle Engine Program Office, MSFC, 207

Shuttle Engine Testing, NSTL, 274

Shykind, Dr. Edwin, President's Marine Science Council director, 165

Silver Snoopy Awards, 356

Skylab Gamefish project, and NASA Scientist and National Marine Fisheries personnel, 395

Skylab Oceanic Gamefish Project, 209

Skylab, and NOAA-2 Satellite, 209

Slattery, Bart J., MSFC Public Affairs, and Webb advisory group visit, 105

Slidell Airport, 238

Slidell Chamber of Commerce, 219

Slidell Computer Center, 307

Slidell Computer Complex, and MTF, 161; and future uses, 175-176; and "set-aside" fund, 194; and Balch, 203; 210; 212; 235; 237-238; 255; 307; 344

Smathers, Dr. Garrett, 210

Smith, Eva, 69

Smith, Gerald, and appointed deputy director of SSC, 368; 410; and retirement, 415-416

Smith, Michael J., 322-323; 355

Smith, State Representative Martin, 212-213; 339

Snakes, 51; and seven varieties, 61

Snodderly, Lt. Comdr. Sandra, Navy Public Affairs, 218

Snyder, Jr., Admiral J. Edward, 217; 218-219; 229, 230-232; 233; 244-246; 262; 270; 296

Solid Rocket Motor, 324; 331

Southeast Air Ambulance Service District, 242

Southern Railway System, and right-of-way, 29, 56

Southern Regional Medical Consortium, 242

Southern Shipbuilding Corp., and the Clermont, 107

Space Age, and first static testing, 114; and article on Bay St. Louis investment in, 174

Space and Environmental Consortium, 222

Space Council, and President, 370

Space Crescent, and New South, 9; and rocket-testing site selection, 11; 80

Space Defense Initiative (SDI), and President George Bush, 384

Space Fair, First Annual Gulf South Livestock, 67

Space Remote Sensing Center, NSTL, 319

Space Shuttle Challenger, and launch and disaster of 51-L, 322-23; 325-326; and Gulf Coast resident's reaction, 328; NASA restructuring following accident, 334; and solid rocket motor's following disaster, 376; and redesign following disaster, 382

Space Shuttle Columbia, and first launch date, 280; 283; 289; description of first launch, 289; 290

Space Shuttle Discovery, 332; 350; 352-356

Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME), and test program 187; and program 222; 226-227; 253; 258; 294; 307; and after Challenger disaster, 326; and first static-firing following Challenger disaster, 331-332; and peak record firings, 332; 414

Space Shuttle Main Propulsion Test program, 327

Space Shuttle Maine Propulsion Test Article, 258

Space Shuttle Processing Contract Review Team (1986-1987), 361

Space Shuttle Program, and Sen. Stennis, 168; 170; 260; 341; and aging, 387

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Project, and Gerald Smith, 368; 372; and comments regarding NASP, 386

Space Shuttle Test Complex, 216; 219; 226; 253; 275; 356

Space Shuttle Test Control Center (TCC), 297

Space Shuttle, and reusable development and testing, 186; and MAF/MTF announcement, 206; and redesign following Challenger disaster, 382

Space Station commercial remote sensing mission and NSTL, 319

Space Station Freedom, 374; 404; 407

Space Station Program, 344

Space Task Group, Langley Field, Virginia, 10

Space Technology Enterprise, 408

Space, Commercial Uses of, 394

Spell, William "Bill," Sen. Stennis aide, 120; and DoD, 135; 159

Spellman, U.S. Representative Gladys, 230; 232

Spradlin, William G. "Bill," 130; 185; 207; 220

Sputnik I, 2; 25

Sputnik, and Cold War, 6

SSC vision, 420; and statement "John C. Stennis Space Center Long-Range Plan for the 1990s," 422-423

SSC, Stennis Space Center, 2; and directional map, 29; 326; 361

SSME Capabilities, 280; and first test firing at NSTL, 280

SSME Technical Support, 275

SSME, Space Shuttle Main Engine, and test program, 187; 200

St. Regis Paper Company, 37

St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and U.S. courts, 22; and MTO payroll economic impact, 82

St. Tammany Parish, Mississippi, 271-272

Stalin, Premier Joseph, United Soviet Socialist Republics and von Braun surrender to Americans, 4

Star Wars, Strategic Defense Initiative, 384

State (Mississippi) Pollution Control Board, and ASRM community impact meetings, 378

State Liaison and Coordinating Office, and located at MTF, 338

State of Louisiana, 209

State of Mississippi, 208; and location of technology transfer offices, 400

States-Item, New Orleans, and editorial, 80

Static-Testing Facility, 30; and testing stands, 50

Stennis International Airport, Hancock County, 118; 179; 206; 238

Stennis Logtown Speech, 25-26; 174; 246; 296

Stennis Space Center (SSC), 2; and direction map, 29; 326; 361; 30th Anniversary, 402; and vision, 420; and vision statement--"John C. Stennis Space Center Long-Range Plan for the 1990s," 422-423

Stennis Test Control Center, and soft-shoe jig, 297-298

Stennis, Senator John C., Mississippi, 2; 14; and biographical information, 23-24; and Logtown speech, 25-26, 31-32; 35-36; 58-59; 74; 78; 80; and community impact study, 119; and MTF visit, 120-121; and committees/subcommittees, 121; and Jackson Balch marketing team, 135; and letter to NASA Headquarters, 137; and meeting with NASA Administrator Webb, 139; 146; and Hurricane Camille, 154, 159-162; and Jackson Balch marketing endeavors, 165; and MTF future, 168-171; and letter to President Nixon, 172; and NASA Administrator Paine, 174; and Logtown speech, 174; and committees/subcommittees, 174; and MTF future, 175; and U.S. Representative Colmer, 181-182; and MTF "final" awards ceremony, 182-184; and post-Apollo, 187, and "set-aside" fund, 193-194; and committees/ subcommittees, 199-200; and Army program "Steel City," 199-200; 202; 212; and MTF name change, 214-215; 217- 219; and Naval oceanographic group move, 232; 236; 239; and Armed Services Committee, 245; and Logtown Speech, 246; and renaming and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication ceremony, 247; 251; 259; 256; 261; and his staff, 295-296; and dancing a jig, 297-298; and relationship with I. Jerry Hlass, 299; 308; 335; 343; and "Report to Mississippians," 344; and retiring from Senate, 345; and dedication of the John C. Stennis Space Center, 347-349; and comments at SSC dedication, 348; 358; and agreement between Air Force and NASA regarding ALS testing, 382; and NASP program, 386; 406; 417-418; and description of last visit, 419; and death, 420

Stephens, Johnnie, and special assistant to Admiral Snyder, 218; 234; 245

Stephens, Wilda, 53

Stephenson, William "Bill," 209

Stever, Dr. H. Guyford, National Science Foundation director, 164

Stone, Kimberly Graham "Kim," and Procurement Office, 414-415

Storms, Harrison, NAA president, 116

Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), "Star Wars," 384

Styles, Paul, 57

Summer Apprenticeship Program, 303

Sun Herald (Gulfport, MS), and Analysis of NSTL, 272

Sun Belt States, 261

Sverdrup and Parcel, 49; 77

Swan, Charles "Charlie," and creation of SSC alligator symbol, 91

Swigert, Jr., Astronaut John L., and Apollo 13, 174

 

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T.L. James and Company, and Guy Stockstill subcontract, 60

Tai, Dr. Han, EPA, 197; 210

Task Force, Community, 235

Tate, State Representative Margaret "Wootsie," Mississippi, 337; 339; and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication, 347-49

Taylor, James L. "Jim," and NASA, 108; 130; 185; 207; 220; 390

Taylor, State Representative Gene, 339; and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication, 347-349; 431

Taylor, Summers, and Technical Systems installation, Phases II and III, 64; 65; 89

Taylor, William "Bill," 363; 368; and associate director of SSC, 386; 410

TCC, Test Control Center, and location, 112-113

"Teacher in Space" project, 320-321; 323

Teacher Resource Center, 302; 356; 402

Technical Military Planning Operation (TEMPO), GE, and MTF report uses, 164

Technical Services Laboratory, and test stands and Test Control Centers (TCCs), 279; and Associate Administrator for Space Flight, 329; 334-335

Technical Systems, and contracts, 64; and Phase III, and support facilities, 64

Technical Work Request (TWR), 264

Technology Applications, and AE element, 203

Technology Testbed (TTB) SSME-Class Engine, and first static-firing, 388

Technology Transfer Center, 337-338; and construction approved by Mississippi Senate, 339-340; and aid rendered to small businesses, 399

Technology Transfer Office, 400; 401; 408; 415

TEMPO, Technical Military Planning Operation, GE, and MTF report uses, 164

Tennessee Valley Authority, 377

Tessman, Deputy Director Bernard, MSFC Test Laboratory, 12; and Peenemunde, 14; and Mississippi site selection, 15; 48; 61; 101

Test Complex, and S-IC and S-II, 64; 73; 85; and von Braun thunderstorm quip, 105; 171

Test Control Center (TCC), and location, 112-113

"Tested the Way," 354

The (Biloxi-Gulfport, MS) Daily Herald, and public announcement, 236

Thigpen, Picayune Mayor Grady, 270

Thiokol Chemical Corporation, 212-213

Third-Party Testing, 332

Thompson, Floyd L., Langley Research Center director, 186; and NASA Site Evaluation Board chairman, 189, 191

Thompson, James R. "J.R.," 278; 279; and vice chairman of Data Analysis Task Force, 329; 334; and appointed director of MSFC, 335; and SSME testing at NSTL, 336; 352; 354; 365; 368; and NASA "Roles and Mission" report (1991), 370-372; 373; 407; 410

Tier, William, MSFC, 158

"Tiger Team," and Gen. Phillips, 110

Tilton, III, E.L. "Lee," and Sea Remote Sensing Applications group, 309

Times Picayune, The (New Orleans), 22; 37; and headline announces possible MTF closing, 159; 238-239

Tinnin, Rev. Beverly, and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication, 347

TLI, translunar injection, and Apollo 8, 143

Toftoy, Maj. Gen. Holgger N., and Gordon Artley, 88

Total Quality Management, 374

Trafton, William, 430

Transfer and Technology Utilization, and AE element, 203

Travis, Dr. Ramona Pellietier, and the Gulf of Mexico Program, 398; 399

Tri-State Consortium, 205

Tri-State Education Initiative, 403; 414

Truetel, Jr., David "Dave," and Partners for Stennis, 404

Truly, Admiral Richard, and NASA Administrator, 279; Technology Transfer dedication, 340; and John C. Stennis Space Center dedication, 347-349; 352-353; 355; 358; 361; and appointed administrator, 364; 369-370; and "Administrator's Decision Memorandum," 371; 372- 373; 407; 410; 424

Tupelo (Mississippi) Daily Journal, The, and "Economic Disaster" story, 169

 

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U.S. Corps of Engineers, 241; and ASRM Community Impact Meetings, 378; 379-380

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 241

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 241; 395

U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, The, 348

U.S. Navy, and location of offices, 400

U.S. News & World Report, and cover story, 80

U.S. Park Service, 395

U.S. Weather Bureau, 77

United Fund Drive, 1964 MTO, and distribution to communities, 82

United States-Mexico Program, 300

United States Coast Guard (USCG), and signing of National Data Buoy Project and NASA agreement as first MTF resident agency, 177; and National Data Buoy Project budget, 178; and arrival of Pointe Estero, 184

United States Geographical Survey (USGS), and Earth resources research, 175; 195

United Technology Center, 212

UNIVAC 1108 computer, 231

University of Colorado, and space technology, 397

University of Miami, 196

University of Mississippi, and MTF full utilization, 135

University of Southern Mississippi, 242; 401

USGS, United States Geographical Survey, Department of Interior, and Earth resources research, 175; 195; 198

 

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Vicroy, Clarence, 210

Vietnam War, and nation's priorities, 131; and escalation effects on space exploration budget, 170

VIP, Visiting Investigator Program, 395

Visiting Investigator Program (VIP), 395

Visitors Center, 183; 302; and "Space-Oceans-Earth" display 302; 356; 403

von Braun, Dr. Wernher, 2-3; 15; 39; 41; 47; 58; 61; 66-68; 79-80; and keynote speech, 85; and MSFC engineers, 94; 95; and Jackson Balch, 100-101; and Webb advisory group visit, 105; and NAA, 109; and S-II-T memo, 110; and onsite public exhibits, 114-115; and S-II-T accident, 116; and meeting with Sen. Stennis and Jackson Balch, 129, 166; and consolidation proposal, 133-134; 150; and Hurricane Camille, 154-155; and MTF "final" awards ceremony, 183; and reusable Space Shuttle, 186; 188; 225-227; 256; 301; 364; 416; 430

 

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Wakelin, Dr. James, President's Commission on Oceanography chairman, 164; 168; 216

Wall Street Journal, The, and article's impact on local business community and Sen. Stennis, 136; and Mack Herring (PAO, formerly PIO) and Jackson Balch discussion, 136; and reusable Space Shuttle site-selection article, 186

Waller, Mississippi Gov. William "Bill," 212-214

Ward, Capt. C.R., director, Naval Oceanography and Meteorology, 246

Washington University Medical Center, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance scans, 313

Water Hyacinth, 315-316

Waters, William "Bill," 263

Watson, Maria, and The Daily Herald, 242; 244-245

Watts, Herman, 279; 335

Waveland, Mississippi, 20; 66

Weather Bureau, U.S., 77; 125-127; 210

Weatherspoon, Joseph "Joe," 268

Weaver Construction Company, 282

Webb, C.L.H. "Horton," 29-30

Webb, Ms. Myron, and ASRM Community Impact Meetings, 378; and ASRM construction progress (1993) 380; biographical information, 401; and appointed Acting Public Affairs Officer, 401; 402-403; 414; 419

Webb, NASA Administrator James E., 6; 14-15; 58; 80-82; and advisory consultant group, 104-105; and MTF future path, 139; 216

Weidner, Dr. Herman K., Chief, Structures and Mechanics Laboratory, and Gordon Artley, 87-88

Weinstein, Richard "Dick," 240

Weiss, Thomas "Tom," and Chief Electronic Calibration and Repair Unit, Technical Services Laboratory, 279

Welling, Maj. Gen. A.C., and von Braun, 85

Westendorf, Ann, 257

Weston, Henry, 19; and H. Weston Lumber Co., 20, 21

Westonia, Mississippi, and buffer zone, 33, 42

Wheeler, Col. and Mrs. John, 42

White House, and federal government statement, 169; and executive correspondence, 171; and Sen. Stennis and Sen. Ellender, 174; and representatives, 213

White Paper, The, 332; 366

White Sands Test Facility, 426

White, Dr. Robert M., (ESSA) administrator, 164-166

White, II, Astronaut Edward H., and Apollo 1 fire, 125

Whitley, S.L. "Sid," Data Acquisition and Management group, 309; 312

Whitten, U.S. Representative Jamie, and ASRM, 377; and continued support for ASRM program, 379

Wild Boar, 51

Willams, Walter, director of Project Mercury, 334

Williams, Dr. Walter C., and NASA Chief Engineer, 286

Williams, Mississippi Gov. John Bell, and Jackson Balch, 140-141; 145; and MTF, 161, and MTF "final" awards ceremony, 182, 184; 197-198

Williams, Picayune Mayor Granville, 37

Wilson, Gerry, and Manager of Rockwell Space Division Resident Office, 283; 284; 286

Wilson, Gerry, NAA, 120

Winchester, James "Jim," 210

Wisniewski, Richard "Dick," 275; and Hlass staff member, 276

Wolverton, Dr. B.C. "Billy," 203; and chief of Environmental Systems Development Team, 243; and Environmental Systems Development Team, 303; and Vascular Aquatic Plant program, 315; and induction into U.S. Space foundation Hall of Fame, 316

Woods, Earl G. "Glade," and Roy Estess, 108; and S-II-T testing, 110-111; 130; 145-146; and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 196

World's Fair (1984), 302

World War II, and modern rocketry, 2; and tripartite partnership, 8; and leaders for Apollo program, 84; 95; and bombing raid comparison to Hurricane Camille destruction, 155

Wright, Mrs. Lollie, 42

 

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X-33, and vehicle description, 388

Yarchin, Col. Sam, S-II program manager, and "Phillips Report," 110

Yardley, John, and Associate Administrator Space Transportation Systems, 286; 288

Yellow Creek, and Iuka, Mississippi, 377

Young, Astronaut John, 157-158; 290; visit to NSTL, 291

Young, John D., NASA Headquarters, and Webb advisory group visit, 105

Zero-Based Review, NASA (ZBR), 425; and presentation, 426; 427

 


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