Oral History Interview With Vygontus Kulpa

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Friday__October_20__2017_at_11_06_48_AM_default_8038320d
MC_136_

Title

Oral History Interview With Vygontus Kulpa

Description

Vigontus Kulpa grew up in Huntsville, AL. Ever since he was young, Kulpa was always interested with the space program. He ended up going to college at UAH, and was considered a "feter" co-op engineer, so he actually started out at The Marshall Space Flight Center. There, Kulpa worked with the Human Systems Integration Branch. In college, Kulpa started out at UAH, but eventually ended up graduating from college at Auburn University. He then came back to UAH to receive his Master's degree in Systems Engineering and his Doctorate in Psychology and Human Factors. Kulpa's first full-time assignment was as a Crew Procedures Engineer. In this job, he was considered "between" the scientists that did the experiments, and the astronauts. Kulpa ended up working with the Avionics group to design a battery-operated wrench, and he took this on the KC-135. He also was able to work to help re-design the space station. After a while, he switched jobs and worked with the Neutral-Buoyancy Tank where he worked on how to make a space shuttle suit work underwater.

Date

2017-10

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.MP4

Source

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

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Citation

Kulpa, Vigontus and Stokes, Jack, “Oral History Interview With Vygontus Kulpa,” The UAH Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 26, 2022, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/9455.

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