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We invite you to read the stories of the many aerospace professionals who have participated on Celestis Memorial Spaceflights. (Return to aerospace professionals page)

Tom (Maddog) Baggette
Aerospace Engineer; Northrop Corp., Rockwell International; various Apollo-era programs, NASA Silver Snoopy Award
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William Reuel Barnett, Jr.
Mechanical engineer; B-58 Hustler Project; Manager, Aerospace Corporation; "The Quiet Man of Rocket Engines"
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Lorraine Ann (Raymond) Barnum
Electrical engineer; NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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Charles Benavides
Engineer for Martin Marietta, NASA, General Electric, GTE Sylvania, Aerospace Corp., and Boeing
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Charles Oren Bennett
Design Illustrator; Boeing, Martin-Marietta; Titan rocket, space shuttle, Mars Viking Lander, Skylab
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Lt.Col. Sidney (Brad) C. Bradfield, USAF (Ret.)
Fighter Pilot
U.S. Air Force
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Charles A. Carr
Space educator; California Museum of Science & Industry
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Raul Castro
Electronics technician; IBM, Bendix, NASA, Digilog and Unisys
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Gary Jay Close
Astronomer; Director of the Hopkins Planetarium
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David Ralph Compton
Aircraft mechanic; Work on the space shuttle, space station, satellites
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L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.
One of the original Mercury 7 astronauts
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Col (Ret) J. "Steve Crook"
Col (Ret) J. "Steve Crook"
Engineer, U.S. Air Force, NASA,
Northrop Grumman
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Philip E. Culbertson
Aeronautical engineer, General Dynamics/Convair, NASA, numerous NASA leadership positions
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Philip E. Culbertson
Thomas F. Davey
Thomas F. Davey
United Airlines mechanic
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Ronald F. Dettling
Mechanical engineer, Head of Power Systems Branch, Navy Department, China Lake
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Ronald F. Dettling
William Richard Galt Duane, Jr.
William Richard Galt Duane, Jr.
Electrical/communication engineer, technical writer, radar expert, test director, computer programmer, system analyst, pilot; Bell Labs; NASA flight controller
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Krafft A. Ehricke
Propulsion engineer; Inventor of the Centaur launch vehicle; Co-developer of the Atlas launch vehicle
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Krafft Ehricke
Daniel Neil Elsberry
Daniel Neil Elsberry
Naval aviator
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Steven H. Face
Engineer, Northrop Grumman
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Steven H. Face
Rodney Alan Fleming
Beaufort Franklin
Mechanical engineer; Worked on Polaris missile, Titan IIIC rocket programs; Co-founder of the original Celestis company
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Beaufort Franklin
Daniel Robert Fullmer
Daniel Robert Fullmer
Apollo program
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Robert William Gable
Executive with National Airlines and
British West Indies Airlines
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Robert William Gable
Stephen S. Gauvain
Stephen S. Gauvain
Science/NASA television news reporter
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Stephen Lee Gubelmann
Pilot, computer scientist, entrepreneur
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Stephen Lee Gubelmann
Charles L. Hamilton, Jr.
Charles L. Hamilton, Jr.
Pilot, aerospace entrepreneur
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Benson Hamlin
Aeronautical engineer; Principal designer of the preliminary concept for the Bell X-1; Apollo program; Author
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Benson Hamlin
Todd B. Hawley
Todd B. Hawley
Co-founder and Executive Director of the Space Generation Foundation; Solar power satellite researcher; SEDS Chair
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Marshall Harold Heim
Communications and tracking operations, NASA, US Army; Entrepreneur
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Marshall Harold Heim
Robert Hollis Hensleigh
Robert Hollis Hensleigh
Project Engineer, Bell Helicopter; Entrepreneur; Pilot
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Michael Warren Huffman
Pilot, Emery Worldwide Airlines; Member of American Society of Aerospace Pilots
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Charles E. Johannsen
Charles E. Johannsen
Physicist, Bell & Howell
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Frank Lathrop Jones
Aerospace engineer; reentry missile technology
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Frank Lathrop Jones
Vernal Josephson
Vernal Josephson
Physicist; Co-developer of radar at MIT Radiation Lab; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories; Aerospace Corporation
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Richard F. Joslin
Telecommunications, US Air Force, Ford Aerospace, Space Shuttle, Satellite tracking
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Richard F. Joslin
Frank T. Kantrowitz
Physicist; Worked on Very Large Array radio observatory; White Sands Missile Range; NATO
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Marj Krueger — "Jayge Carr"
James C. Kuhl
James C. Kuhl
Pilot; Co-founder of the original Celestis company
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William Joseph Lilly
Air Force flight line mechanic
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William Joseph Lilly
Loyd G. Luoma
Loyd G. Luoma
Personnel, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company
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Leonard Michael Majeske
Aerospace engineer
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Leonard Michael Majeske
Harold C. “Hap” Marks, Jr.
Harold C. “Hap” Marks, Jr.
Pilot, aerospace entrepreneur
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Thomas Eugene Martin
Mechanical engineer, Martin Marietta, North American Rockwell; Chief Test Conductor for the second stage for all manned moon flights, Kennedy Space Center until 1972.
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Thomas Eugene Martin
Roland Thomas Mayer (Ro)
Roland Thomas Mayer (Ro)
Engineer, Piasecki Helicopter, General Electric, "Discoverer" program
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Wallace W. Mayer
Engineer for Douglas Aircraft (1936 to 1974) on projects ranging from the DC-3 to the Saturn launch vehicle
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Wallace W. Mayer
Jim McCune
Jim McCune
Physicist, TRW, Pioneer program
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James D. McEachern
Pilot; Flight test engineer, Lockheed Martin
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James D. McEachern
Frederick A. Miller
Frederick A. Miller
Engineer, North American Aviation; Apollo 11 program
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Clifford H. Mosher
Martin Marietta, Voyager, Viking, Space Shuttle program
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Clifford H. Mosher
Gerald K. O'Neill
Gerald K. O'Neill
Accomplished experimental physicist, successful entrepreneur, pilot, inventor, astronaut candidate, author of The High Frontier
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Jamie Kyle Ottaway
Aeronautical engineer, QinetiQ
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Jamie Kyle Ottaway
Michael J. Ozenne
Michael J. Ozenne
Mechanical Engineer, U.S. Army Air Force, Aerodynamics, Rockwell International
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Ralph (Peter) T. Peterson Jr.
Career Air Force pilot; Boeing flight instructor
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Ralph (Peter) T. Peterson Jr.
William Reid Pogue
William Reid Pogue
Astronaut, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot, test pilot, Apollo, Skylab, Boeing, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
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Paul L. Pryor
Research scientist, photographer; Air Force, NASA, Mercury and Apollo programs; National Geographic Society
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Paul L. Pryor
Gene Reddeman
Gene Reddeman
Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Work on Echo, Mariner, Saturn and Ranger probes
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Gene Roddenberry
Pilot; Creator of Star Trek
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Gene Roddenberry
James Edward Rogan
James Edward Rogan
Aerospace Engineer; McDonnell Douglas; Northrup Grumman; Space Services, Inc.
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Keith I. Roper
Chemist, Martin-Marietta; Titan missile
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Keith I. Roper
Jack Lee Saunders
Jack Lee Saunders
Physicist; Apollo; Quartz crystal industry
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Glenn Arlen Scherb
Chemist, Rockwell International
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Glenn Arlen Scherb
James Edward Scott
James Edward Scott
Career aviator; missile operations staff officer
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Eugene M. Shoemaker
Planetary geologist; co-discover, Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9; National Medal of Science 1992
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Eugene M. Shoemaker
Lt. Col. Charles William Slack, III
Lt. Col. Charles William Slack, III
Career Air Force pilot; Rocketdyne
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James Spellman, Sr.
Career Air Force officer; Technical advisor for film and television
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James Spellman, Sr.
Charlotte Eutsey Staten
Charlotte Eutsey Staten
FAA Air Traffic Control
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John Sterrett
Accomplished naval scientist; Project Vanguard, Jupiter rocket program, NORAD; Worked with von Braun at NASA
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John Sterrett
David Houghton Suddeth
David Houghton Suddeth
NASA spacecraft engineer; Boeing, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab; Naval Research Lab/NASA's Vanguard Operations Group
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Maria Sabaliauskas Swan
First female airline pilot in Argentina
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Maria Sabaliauskas Swan
Harry William Valentine
Harry William Valentine
Design engineer, Spar Aerospace; Apollo 11
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Jim C. Vitti
Pilot; Fight instructor; FAA Air Traffic Control
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Jim C. Vitti
John David Wanagas
John David Wanagas
Aerospace engineer, Space Station Freedom, Iridium, NASA TIMED, BSAT-2, NPOESS, CCS-C, NASA Space Network Expansion
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Mark Charles Wallace
Electronics engineer; Bell Labs; Lockheed; WESTECH
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Mark Charles Wallace
Mareta N. West
Mareta N. West
First lunar geologist at NASA; determined landing site for Apollo 11; U.S. Geological Survey
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William B. Whiddon
Systems engineer at TRW/Northrop Grumman Space Technology; Chief Engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope
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William B. Whiddon
Charles N. Zap
Charles N. Zap
Computer engineer; NASA
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