Finding Aid for the Robert Heselmeyer Papers (HSF-56)




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University of Houston-Clear Lake Archives


The Robert Heselmeyer Papers contains reports, memos, notebooks, technical manuals and handbooks, dictionaries, checklists, guides, flight schedules, technical requirements records, meeting logs, activity reports, plans, charts, and other materials, documenting the entire career of Robert Heselmeyer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) from 1966 to 2004. He worked as an engineer on the Project Apollo missions as a Lunar Module Flight Controller, specifically as the Vehicle Systems Engineer for the Telemetry, Electrical, and (EVA) Mobility Unit (or TELMU). Heselmeyer served as a Biomedical Experiments Flight Controller for the medical experiments on the Skylab Program. He worked from the mid-1970s through the 1980s in Space Shuttle flight support positions within the National Space Transportation System (NSTS) Program Office. The largest and most significant set of materials in the collection are original manuals, handbooks, and schedules from Heselmeyer’s role with the Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 missions. All of the materials in the collection pertaining to specific mission or projects to which Heselmeyer was assigned were actually used during his work on those various assignments at Johnson Space Center.