Saturn S-1C
Foreword
Our Goals    On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end the decade. With this decision, the Apollo mission was born. The President made a follow-on speech at Rice University on September 12, 1962. This speech was a further inspiration to all of us with this phrase, “We choose to go the moon in this decade and other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard”.    Many of us were fortunate to participate in this grand endeavor. There were welders, electricians, mechanics, clerks, planners, designers, engineers, managers and many others who answered the call. The goal of this website is to provide insight into the many individuals who made a contribution in the design, production, testing and launch of the Saturn S-1C and Saturn V. It is interesting to note that many of the individuals were part of the greatest generation of World War II.    Although we have access to a few thousand names to begin our documentation, there are many more individuals to be included and processed in the coming years. It is important that this effort begin now before the passage of time blurs their existence.    We hope that those who browse this event in history will gain insight into the individuals who made a contribution, who they were, what they did and in some cases where they went upon the completion of the Apollo Mission.    We want to thank those who have helped us jump start our efforts.
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       Gasper C, Occhipinti Quality & Reliability Assurance   Factory Operations Manager         Michoud 1962 -1973   
Michoud To The Moon
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