Incerto, Donald J.

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    Finding Aid for the Donald J. Incerto Papers (HSF-66)
    (UHCL Archives staff, 2023)
    The Donald J. Incerto Papers is composed of training manuals, handbooks, workbooks, guides, correspondence, reports, binders, presentations, handwritten scientific calculations and notes, notes, documents, and miscellaneous materials, created, used, and/or kept by Donald J. Incerto while he worked at NASA Johnson Space Center between 1962 and 1987. Incerto would work in a variety of positions from the Apollo Program through the planning for the Space Station. The majority of the collection is composed of Incerto’s manuals, information and document binders, training materials, and planning documents for the development of the Space Shuttle Program in the late 1970s to early 1980s, and the planning of the Space Shuttle in 1986 and 1987. There are also a number of NASA contractor materials for programs from Apollo through the Space Shuttle. The materials for the planning of the Space Station are the most original items in the collection, as these items laid the groundwork for the United States’ eventual development of the International Space Station. Perhaps the most unique item in the collection is an original Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) photo-map book, produced and used at NASA Johnson Space Center Flight Control (SSR) around 1975. This map book used oversized color satellite photographs of the Earth, which were glued back-to-back to create double-sided photographic map pages of the Earth for use by American and Soviet Union space personnel during the operations of the ASTP project.