Person:Edward (Ed) O. Buckbee
Edward (Ed) O. Buckbee
• Buckbee joined the Wernher von Braun rocket team as a public affairs official in the early 1960s and witnessed most of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo flights. As the Apollo moon landing program came to a close, he left NASA to become the first director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and founder of Space Camp. - Huntsville Times
• Author: "The Real Space Cowboys, 50 Years of Rockets and Spacecraft" and "The Rocket Man - Wernher von Braun." - air-space.com
• Selected by Von Braun to be the first director of the Alabama Space & Rocket Center. - About.com
• Buckbee has been involved with Huntsville's rocket and space programs for five decades.
• Buckbee began his space career in 1959 when America's first Mercury astronauts were selected.
• About.com - Article about the beginning of the Space and Rocket Center by Jean Brandau
• air-space.com - Buckbee website
• air-space.com: Bio - Buckbee website bio & photo
• Huntsville Times - Buckbee recalls Alan Shepard's historic flight on the 50th anniversary.
• MoonAndBack.com - Four video interviews with Ed Buckbee
• Wikipedia: Medal - NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal
• Wikipedia: Space Camp - Entry on Space Camp.
• You Tube - Buckbee talks about the origin and development of Space Camp.