Oral History Interview With Kim B. Robertson

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Friday__March_9__2018_at_11_03_22_AM_default_5387bb7d
MC_136_

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Oral History Interview With Kim B. Robertson

Description

Kim B. Robertson is a retired Design Engineer, and has lived in Huntsville, AL his whole life. He grew up in the Monte Santo Mountain area where most of the German scientists on Von Braun's missile team lived, so being involved with the Space Station was always a part of his life growing up. He knew from an early age that Huntsville was where he always wanted to live, and this is the area that he wanted to work in. Robertson eventually went to Auburn University where he was able to work on a Marshall project. He was able to work on the Industrial Design team there, and he, along with his group, was asked to do some design work to get ideas for Skylab and the Space Station. After graduating from Auburn, he joined the National Guard with a year of active duty. While being in the National Guard, he became a ground-radio maintenance technician. His first job in Huntsville was working at URS Matrix, and there he worked on the hand-controller for the shuttle arm. He also did some volumetric studies for putting experiments in the back part of the shuttle work-area.

Date

2018-3

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.MP4

Source

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

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Citation

Robertson, Kim B. and Louis, Charles M., “Oral History Interview With Kim B. Robertson,” The UAH Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 26, 2022, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/9449.

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