Michoud To The Moon
Abadie, Julien Faustin, Draftsman. Born July 24, 1935 in Edeard, Louisiana. While working as a Lead Draftsman in the Electrical/Electronics group, Julien planned, scheduled, and prepared thousands of documentation releases. For one assignment, Julien prepared and directed over 4900 documentation releases for E/E parts used on S IC 11 through S-IC 15. Foster, Elton Edgington, Manager, Born July 18, 1925 in Mobile, Alabama. Elton was responsible for all S-IC Contract Requirements and S-IC Change Support Activities. By organizing a uniform authority to fully inform NASA of the Company's intentions, by negotiating knowledgeable contract language, and by fully administering the contract terms, he assured the proper and timely preparation and submittal of acceptable quality data. Memorial Foster, Elton Edgington, 82, long-time resident of Diamondhead and Pass Christian, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2007. He was born July 18, 1925 in Mobile, AL and is preceded in death by his mother and father, Naomi Aveline Ritch and Captain Vendrize Edgington Foster of the Cayman Islands, and his brother, James Van Foster of Panama. Elton grew up in the Panama Canal Zone where his father was a sea captain. He graduated from Cristobal High School in 1943 and served in the United States Navy as a Sonarman G Second Class, V-6 USNR based out of Panama during WWII. Elton received a BS in Civil Engineering from the Detroit Institute of Technology in 1955. Elton was most proud of his work as an Aerospace Engineering Manager for the Boeing Company for the NASA Apollo/Saturn V Program and the years he spent serving overseas in the Middle East as Project Manager for Site Development and Construction of large grain silo facilities in Egypt prior to the assassination of Anwar Sadat. He was also Lead Field Aerospace Engineer for the technical inspection team for the Minute Man Missile site installations. Elton directed the development and construction of large development projects in New Orleans including Canal Place Retail Mall and Hotel, Jax Brewery Phase III, Double Tree Hotel, Quality Inn, and Pontchartrain Hotel Renovations, and the Jefferson Parish JEDCO Incubator Office Building in Metairie, LA. Elton was a member of the Diamondhead Community Church, Panama Canal Society, Kiwanis Club of Gulfport, VFW Post 3253, American Legion Post 0139, and formerly served as an Auxiliary Policeman with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. Elton was also an avid sailor and owned Com- Pac Yachts in Bay St. Louis at one time. Survivors include his wife, Sue Wilson Foster, five children in the New Orleans area, Candy Tardiff, Maureen Phelan, Suzanne Foster, Teresa Baker, and Elton A. Foster; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother Peter Wade Foster and his wife Marjorie Jean of Palm Harbor, FL; many nieces and nephews; and loving cats, Lilli and Savannah, who provided him much comfort and joy.  Spouse: Helen Jane Foster (1941-2004) Harrah, Robert Donald, Program Coordinator. Born July 19, 1915 in Seattle, Washington. Bob joined Boeing in Renton, Washington in May, 1958, and was transferred to the Saturn Program in November, 1963. Selected Boeing Space Division's Cost Improvement Coordinator for the month of November 1967, Bob was cited for the initiative shown in promoting the cause of Cost Improvement within the Michoud Engineering Department. During 1967 he very effectively Mann, Charles Curtis, Engineer. Born June 9, 1935 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Curtis was assigned to Engineering Liaison at Michoud with the specific assignment to support processing of pneumatic valves and components. These activities included participation in Material Review Board action on discrepant hardware, witness and verification of test procedures, verification testing and/or analysis of reported failures.
Saturn S-1C