The Need for More People

  • Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


It was clear from the outset that the STG was going to need many more people than the original Core Team. According to a memorandum from Robert Gilruth dated January 26, 1959 – barely four months after the creation of NASA and three months after the creation of the STG – there were only 71 people in the entire organization; including six recently assigned military officers. Ten of the 71 were secretaries and file clerks on the administrative side and several more ladies were in computer support.


Wind Tunnel Operation Division Military Officer Hiring Process Recovery Support 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
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  1. 1.Lago VistaUSA

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