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Oral History Interview with Martin Inventor David L. Emmons
My name is David Leach Emmons and I was born and raised in Wyoming and I lived in Arkansas for a while and then I came to Florida in the 1950's. I came here because I couldn't really make a good living in AR, wages were too low. And I'd been through schoo ... Read more
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Donald Hickman: Director of the Pershing Missile Project Oral History Interview
The trade that President Reagan made was he'd take Pershing II's out of Europe if they would decommission all the SS-20's. And that happened. So that was a big deal. I never realized at the time, I don't think, how important Pershing II was to the nation. ... Read more
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Oral History Interview with Martin Inventor David L. Emmons
My name is David Leach Emmons and I was born and raised in Wyoming and I lived in Arkansas for a while and then I came to Florida in the 1950's. I came here because I couldn't really make a good living in AR, wages were too low. And I'd been through schoo ... Read more
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Donald Hickman: Oral History Interview with the Director of the Pershing Missile Project
The trade that President Reagan made was he'd take Pershing II's out of Europe if they would decommission all the SS-20's.  And that happened. So that was a big deal. I never realized at the time, I don't think, how important Pershing II was to the natio ... Read more
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Martin Orlando Presentations Chief Robert Buck Oral History Interview
My name is Robert Buck.. I'm originally from New York and that's where I was when... in 1960 Martin Marietta hired me. I was a copy writer for an ad agency up there and they wanted me to write recruiting material. It was very difficult to get engineer ... Read more
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Transition: Martin Marietta Scientists & Engineers Keeping Pace With Tomorrow
Martin Marietta recruiting brochure in book format created to lure top scientists to Orlando, circa 1960. VIEW. Excerpt: By way of background, the Martin Company experienced a sharp transition from aircraft to spacecraft in the mid-fifties. ... Read more
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Mel Taylor: Glenn L. Martin Tech Rep
Part 1 of interview: [audio mp3="http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Mel-Taylor-Pt-1.mp3"][/audio] Part 2 of interview: [audio mp3="http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MelTaylor-Pt-2.mp3"][/audio] Part 3 o ... Read more
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Charlie Finley
Mr. Finley was well known around town for the family's paint and wallpaper business but he also had a small cattle business on the side and was an avid hunter.   In the late 1930s he served the state of Florida as a Game Warden ("for 11 years") and then ... Read more
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Dr. Benjamin Patz & Mrs. Anna Mae Patz: Education for Life
We've been married 50 years and we celebrated that this past year. The thing I admire most about him is the fact that he is as brilliant as he is and yet as humble as he is. You can ask him any question on any subject and he will explain it to you in grea ... Read more
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GENESYS, Graduate Engineering Education System
Research scientist Dr. Benjamin Patz came to Cape Canaveral to teach GENESYS, Graduate Engineering Education System in the 1960s. Dr. Patz describes the state of the art system funded by the Florida legislature using technology to connect students and fac ... Read more
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Dr. Benjamin Patz Explains Orlando's Charge Particle Accelerometer Project
Before moving to Orlando, research scientist Dr. Benjamin Patz worked at Martin Marietta in Middle River on Orlando's  Charge Particle Accelerometer Project. Specifically, he was asked to calculate what the discharge rate would be due to cosmic rays. Whe ... Read more
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Charlie French, Aeronautical Engineer
Charlie French worked 36 years for Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) and served on the following projects before retiring in 1985.  Listen to the audio interview with Charlie French· XB-51 - An airplane far ahead of its time. Three engines; two ... Read more