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RETF Staff

Staff in control room
George Repas, Al Pavli, Wayne Thomas, Joe Eitzler, Neal Wingenfeld, and Ed Krawczonek (1982).

The Rocket Engine Test Facility (RETF) relied on a diverse group of researchers, engineers, technicians, and mechanics to develop test programs, install the hardware, run the tests, and maintain the facility. This skilled team, largely from the Chemical Rocket Division and its derivations, was responsible for the RETF’s significant accomplishments which resulted in its status as a National Historic Landmark.

Retiree Interviews

In 2003, Virginia Dawson interviewed several former members of the RETF staff while researching her history of the facilty. Transcriptions of these interviews are below.

Photographs of Staff Members

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