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The oral histories on this Website are the transcripts from audio-recorded, personal interviews with many who pioneered outer space and the Moon, and with those who continue the excitement of space exploration. To preserve the integrity of the audio record, the texts are presented with limited revisions and thus reflect the candid conversational style of the oral history format. Brackets and ellipses indicate where the text has been annotated or edited for clarity. The date of each interview is noted on the first page.

If available, the Biographical Data Sheet provided background information for the Oral Historian to prepare for the interview. A project research historian submitted the data sheet on the date listed at the end of the file.

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Arnold D. Aldrich Oral History Interviews

April 28, 2008 HTML PDF 878K

At the request of the current Space Shuttle Program Manager, and as part of the JSC TacitKnowledge Capture Project, Mr. Aldrich wrote a paper detailing some of his experiences, best practices, and lessons learned as a former Space Shuttle Program Manager.

Read more about his memories of the Challenger accident (STS 51-L) and NASA's return to flight with the launch of Discovery (STS-26) 33 months later (PDF - 2MB).

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