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Mr. Robert B. Sieck

Aerospace Consultant

Mr. Sieck, former Director of Shuttle Processing at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), has an extensive background in Space Shuttle systems, testing, launch, landing and processing. After serving in the Air Force involved with the activation of Titan II missiles, joined NASA in 1964 as Gemini Spacecraft Systems Engineer and served as Apollo Spacecraft Test Team Project Engineer. He became Shuttle Orbiter Test Team Project Engineer and was named Engineering Manager for the Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests at Dryden Flight Research Facility. Sieck was the Chief Shuttle Project Engineer for missions STS-1 through STS-7 and became the first KSC Shuttle Flow Director in 1983. He was appointed Director, Launch and Landing Operations, in 1984, serving as Shuttle Launch Director in 1984 and 1985. After the Challenger accident in 1986 he was again appointed Launch Director, and also Deputy Director, Shuttle Operations (1992-1995). He was Launch Director for the return-to-flight of STS-26R and all subsequent Shuttle missions through STS-63. He was appointed Director of Shuttle Processing in 1995. After his retirement from NASA, Sieck served with the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, in 1960 and had post graduate work at Texas A&M and the Florida Institute of Technology.

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