Oral History Interview With Charles M. Louis

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Friday__February_16__2018_at_10_22_41_AM_default_86d15cc7
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Oral History Interview With Charles M. Louis

Description

As a kid, Charles M. Louis loved to take things apart and put them back together. He also was inspired as a kid while reading a Life magazine article with Wernher Von Braun standing next to the Saturn V engine at the age of 15. Since he was an avid Science Fiction reader at the time, this all inspired him to become involved with the Space Program, and to eventually become a licensed hand radio operator. In college, he pursued an Electrical Engineering degree, and he flunked out of college becasue the classes were too big. Because of this, he decided to change schools and go to the Detroit Institue of Technology. There, he was more successful because of the smaller class sizes. After graduating college, he was hired at Boeing in Seattle, Washington. At Boeing, he was involved in Test Engineering supporting UHF and Microwave antennas on the Minuteman Program. Boeing then got a contract for the Saturn V Program 8 months after Charles started working there. He decided he would rather work on the Space Program then the military side, so he decided to move down to Huntsville, AL to work on the program.

Date

2018-2

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.MP4

Source

Oral History Collection
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections

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Citation

Louis, Charles M. and Stokes, Jack, “Oral History Interview With Charles M. Louis,” The UAH Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 26, 2022, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/9448.

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