Saturn S-1C
Implementing Organizations
Michoud To The Moon
   The Boeing Company established the Saturn Boaster Branch under the direction of George H. Stoner who directed the various assigned resources in Seattle, Wichita, Huntsville, Houston and the Kennedy Space Center. Reporting to Mr. Stoner was Richard H. Nelson who was initially in charge of Michoud.    A brief description of the various implementing organizations at Michoud and supporting locations is provided. Subsequent listings of individual personnel fall into one of these  categories. Branch Management    The Branch Management function had overview over all Boeing operating organizations at Michoud, Houston, Huntsville and the Kennedy Space Center. Planning, Reporting & Technical Support    This organization was formed at the inception of the Saturn S-1C Program. This group was responsible for Saturn S-1C program planning and status at Michoud and supporting locations. They also had the responsibility to interface with NASA with respect to the interpretation of work statements, schedule progress and program planning revisions. Contracts    The Contracts organization had the responsibility to negotiate and process all contracts with NASA. In addition, all major sub-contracting was also processed and approved by the Contracts Department. Configuration Management    The main task of the Configuration Management organization was to control and approve any changes to the design of the Saturn S-1C. This was accomplished through a Change Review Committee.    A further responsibility was the control of Ground Support Equipment and Government Supplied Equipment such as the F1 Engines. Industrial   Relations    The Industrial Relations organization was one of the first units to be established. The structure included Personnel, Security, Manpower Control/Records, Health/Safety, and Training.    The darting task at relocating and hiring personnel at a rate of 50 per day as the program ramped up was successfully accomplished. Finance    The Finance Department was established in late 1962 along with other start-up organizations. Finance was divided into several major sections, each responsible for specific functions assigned in The Boeing Company Charter and Management Guidelines.    The operating functions consisted of accounting, pricing of products, payroll, stores, and custody of funds. In addition, technical financial assistance was provided in subcontract and prime contract negotiations. Computer Science Applications    The Data Processing Center provided the full spectrum of data processing support to the various operating organizations including Finance, Engineering, Operations, Quality Assurance, Testing and Facility records among others. Engineering    The S-1C Engineering organization developed and released design documentation for the S-1C ground test stages, research/development flight stages and flight stages. In addition, design documentation was provided for the procurement of Ground Support Equipment.    Boeing Engineering in 1961 participated in a joint design effort with NASA at the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville. This effort was subsequently phased to Michoud. Operations    The Operations organization was assigned the responsibility for the procurement, fabrication and assembly of the S-1C stages and associated Ground Support Equipment at  Michoud.    The major stage components include the Forward Skirt, Intertank Structure, Thrust Structure, Engine Fairings, Fin Assembly, Fuel Tank, Oxidizer Tank, Propulsion System and Stage Instrumentation. Quality & Reliability Assurance    The Quality & Reliability Assurance (Q&RA) organization had the ultimate task to insure that the S-1C met all Engineering and test acceptance requirements for successful Saturn V launches. The following Q&RA functions are listed, they include Design Assurance, Statistical Controls, Reliability Audits, Quality Audits, Equipment Quality Analysis, Source Control, Receiving Inspection, Quality Evaluation Laboratory, Non-Destructive Testing, Investigation/Technical Follow-Up, Test Inspection, Configuration Accountability and Product delivery. System Test    The System and Subsystem Test activities were tasked to insure that all functional systems met the requirements for successful Saturn V launches. Testing was accomplished at Michoud with live static test firings being performed at the Mississippi Test Facility. Technical planning support was also provided to the Kennedy Space Center Facilities    The Facilities Department had the responsibility to make operable the Michoud Facility for the production and testing of the S-1C. This included plant layout, construction of laboratories, stage testing and vertical stage assembly facilities.    The Facilities organization met all of its obligations for the timely activation of the required production capabilities. NASA Personal    NASA on-site inspection and monitoring capabilities were activated for the verification of acceptable hardware and testing results. Washington, D.C.    The Boeing Company in Washington, D.C. was tasked with the development and implementation of the Technical Integration and Evaluation (TIE) program for the evaluation of all stages and hardware of the Apollo Program. This effort required close coordination with NASA Headquarters.    The tragic fire (AS-204 Incident) at KSC resulted in the loss of three Apollo Astronauts. subsequent analysis of the factors which contributed to the event confirmed the necessity for a more intensified integration effort for the Saturn V Stages and Lunar Landing Modules. This effort was designed to eliminate potential hazards to the lives of the Astronauts and to provide greater assurance of flight worthy hardware of the Apollo mission. Kennedy Space Center, Florida    The Boeing Company maintained a capability at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) also known as the Boeing Atlantic Testing Center (BATC), to support several programs and contracts. The Apollo program was the most dramatic of the supporting projects. Boeing at KSC provided Saturn V launch support and participated in the Technical Integration and  Evaluation (TIE) program. Huntsville Alabama    The Apollo Saturn concept was developed by the Werner Van Braun team at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) located in Huntsville, Alabama. Boeing Engineering in 1961 participated in a joint S-!C design effort with NASA at the Marshall Space Center. This design effort was subsequently phased to Michoud.    NASA contracted with Boeing for design support, production tooling and manpower for hardware production at MSFC. Boeing at Huntsville participated in the Technical Integration and Evaluation (TIE) program. Houston, Texas    Boeing at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston provided liaison support for the Saturn S-1C. In addition, Boeing at Houston participated in the Technical Integration and Evaluation (TIE) program.
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