Pioneer Venus Photographs—Jack Fisher

Here are a few Pioneer Venus photographs that I have had in my files for more than a few years.

Pioneer Venus Orbiter Spacecraft

Pioneer Venus Orbiter Spacecraft

Pioneer Venus Orbiter Launch, May 20, 1978

Pioneer Venus Orbiter Launch, May 20, 1978

Pioneer Venus Orbiter Launch TeamPioneer Venus Orbiter Launch Team

The Orbiter team depicted here consists of both Hughes and NASA personnel.  I can only identify a few members of this group.

Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Spacecraft

Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Spacecraft

Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launch, August 8, 1978

Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launch, August 8, 1978

Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launch Team

Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launch Team

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. PVPicture

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

 

 

2 thoughts on “Pioneer Venus Photographs—Jack Fisher

  1. I have 1 or 2 b/w photographs of the large and small pressure vessels before delivery from Newbrook…any interest?

    • Dick,
      The photographs would be good, but would require a few paragraphs to provide an explanation of what part they played in the project.
      Jack