Hermlinger, Richard

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    Finding Aid for the Richard Hermlinger Collection, 1959-2013 (#2021-0002)
    (UHCL Archives staff, 2021) Hermlinger, Richard
    Richard Hermling was born February 2, 1943 in Highland Park, Michigan. After his U.S. Air Force enlistment ended, the Richard and Linda Hermlinger moved to Houston, Texas, where Richard got a job working at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He worked long hours at NASA while attending college part-time and completing his engineering degree. Among his many accomplishments while at NASA, Hermlinger was most proud of the fact that in 1967 NASA built a prototype of the Apollo spacesuit for him, which he tested in Chamber A of Building 32 at Johnson Space Center. That spacesuit is now in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. After retiring from NASA, Richard and Linda Hermlinger started and built their own small fledgling company, Southwest Seminars, into a successful nationwide company. Richard Hermlinger passed away on March 20, 2020, in Friendswood, Texas.This collection primarily includes magazines, photographs, journals and reports, directories, periodicals, personal correspondence and documentation of NASA projects, and other materials, from Hermlinger's time working at Johnson Space Center.