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    Principal Investigator:
    Rebecca Wright, Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, Sandra Johnson
  • The interviews in this collection were selected from NASA's Oral History Program, which contains interviews with aerospace legends, analyses of key events, aerospace chronologies, and more. The interviews included here are those that relate specifically to NOAA's mission.

    For more information and to explore the larger collection, visit NASA's Oral Histories.

Interviewee Sort descending Collection Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Kathryn D. Sullivan NASA Oral Histories

Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan is a distinguished American geologist and a former NASA astronaut. Born on October 3, 1951, in Paterson, New Jersey, she became the first American woman to walk in space on October 11, 1984, during the Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-41-G. Sullivan's academic background includes a bachelor's degree in Earth sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in geology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Jennifer Ross- Nazzal , , , Columbus, OH, Falls Church, VA NASA
Mark R. Abbott NASA Oral Histories

Dr. Mark R. Abbott is a distinguished scholar and administrator in the field of Earth System Science. He began his academic journey at the University of California, Berkeley, where he combined his interest in the environment with his abilities in math, leading him to the field of ecological modeling. He continued his studies at the University of California, Davis, where he worked with Tom Powell, a high-energy physicist studying Lake Tahoe. After completing his PhD, Dr.

Jennifer Ross- Nazzal Washington, D.C. NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project