The AuthorsIvan D. Ertel has been a Contract Historian to NASA's
Historical Office since November 1972. He retired from NASA's Johnson Space
Center in June 1972 after serving as the Center's Assistant Historian since
September 1964. Born in Marion, New York (1914) he received his B.B.A. degree
from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia (1958). He was news editor of
Atlanta's Suburban Reporter, East Point, Georgia, and the Decatur-De
Kalb News, Decatur, Georgia (1954-1957). Before coming to NASA in 1961 he
was Press Officer at Headquarters, Third U.S. Army. Ertel established the Manned
Spacecraft Center's official news organ, Space News Roundup, authored
fact sheets and brochures about each Mercury and Gemini manned flight and is
co-author of The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology, Volume I (1969).
Courtney G. Brooks has been a Research Associate with the History
Department of the University of Houston July 1969. Born in Savannah Georgia
(1939), he received his B.A. degree from Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama
(1964), and his M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1969) degrees in history from Tulane
University, New Orleans, Louisiana.