Sacco, Albert 2017-10-24

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This interview features Albert Sacco, an astronaut who flew on the Columbia mission STS-73. In this interview, Sacco discusses the influences in his life that led him to pursue a degree in engineering, and later how he was accepted into NASA. Sacco also describes his experience in orbit and the experiments that he conducted while on his space mission.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Albert Sacco

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: October 24, 2017

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 01:07:34 (1 hour, 34 minutes)


His parents; pursuing a higher education; Childhood influences; Willingness to fly after a plane crash; public schooling; Teachers that influenced him, sputnik; Kennedy’s space program; Working at his parents restaurant during college; Childhood aspirations and becoming an astronaut; Going to Northeaster College, dissertation topic; Having persistence to work at NASA; Things that happened to him in orbit; Sacco’s role with the experiments

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

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

Transcript: found here:

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