Finding Aid for the Chester A. Vaughan Papers




Vaugn, Chester A.

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Chester A. Vaughan (who goes by “Chet”) graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1955, he joined NASA at the Langley Research Center at Langley Field, Virginia. Vaughan worked in the Cooperative Education Program and the Space Vehicle Group, Applied Materials and Physics, until 1961. Then, Vaughn joined the new NASA Manned Spacecraft Center (later Johnson Space Center) in Houston, Texas. For a number of years, he worked as a senior engineer. Vaugn served as the deputy director of engineering at Johnson Space Center from October 1993 to January 1995. From December 1991 to October 1993, he served as the chief of the Propulsion and Power Division at JSC; and from January to December 1991, he served as the chief engineer in the Office of Space Flight at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. Vaughn was named to the newly created post of chief engineer for the International Space Station Program at JSC in January 1995. Vaughan retired in 1996 from NASA as Chief Engineer, Space Station Program. Around 2013, Vaughan worked as a consultant for Boeing on the International Space Station. This collection is composed of technical reports, presentations, white papers, summaries, analyses, and correspondence regarding Dr. Chester A. Vaughan’s work at NASA from 1974 to 1994.



NASA, Johnson Space Center, International Space Station