Here are a few Pioneer Venus photographs that I have had in my files for more than a few years.
The Orbiter team depicted here consists of both Hughes and NASA personnel. I can only identify a few members of this group.
The Multiprobe team depicted here consists of both Hughes and NASA personnel. I can only identify a few members of this group.
Steve Dorfman dug this photo of the Pioneer Venus team out of his files. It was taken in early 1979 and the occasion was a lunch at the Marina City Club for the team celebrating the Nelson P. Jackson Award at the annual Goddard Memorial Dinner. Steve is holding the plaque.
Here’s the team roster:
First Row left to right : Lee Hennis, Dick Jones, Bill Stahura, Bob Morris, Harvey Palmer, Lance Mohler, Tony Lauletta, Mike Chekel, Dick Switz
Second Row left to right: Irwin Baker, Ted Savo, John Bozajian, Jim Mercier, Bill Dawson, Steve Dorfman, Jack Fisher, Joe Vorndran, Tel Oswald, Leo Nolte, Bob Gittelson
Third Row left to right: unknown, Arnie Neil, Fred Barker, Henry DiCristina, Mal Meredith, Andy Ott, Don Pedretti
Fourth Row LTR: Phil Klein, Hap L’Heureux, Mark Frisman, unknown, Ray Sisson