Aaron, John 2017-10-26

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This interview features John Aaron as he discusses his early life and his job at NASA. In this interview, John recounts the Apollo 12 and Apollo 13 missions and his involvement with saving the missions.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John Aaron

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: October 26, 2017

Location: Meadowlakes, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 03:38:31 (3 hours, 38 minutes)


Background information; ancestry; Working with machines, farming, learning from his father; His aptitude for mathematics; college; Applying to NASA; learning at NASA; His wife, curiosity about space; from western frontier to space frontier; Highlights from the Gemini missions; Tom Weichel, glitches with Apollo 13; Apollo 12; Being portrayed in the Apollo movies; uniting all Americans in support of the space program; Will something unifying like Apollo happen again; Working in the development team of building a space shuttle

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: found here: http://hdl.handle.net/10605/321705

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