Seymour Liebergot

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Seymour Liebergot
Seymour Liebergot, in the blue shirt, in the former Mission Operations Control Room talking with Public Affairs Specialist Debbie Nguyen in the red shirt
Born (1936-02-15) February 15, 1936 (age 83)
ResidencePearland, Texas
Other namesSy Liebergot
Alma materCalifornia State University, Los Angeles, California
OccupationFlight controller - Apollo era thru Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
Years active1964-?
EmployerNASA (Retired)
Spouse(s)Deanna Liebergot (m. 1957- div. 1972)

Craig Liebergot (m. 1990)

Seymour "Sy" Abraham Liebergot (born February 15, 1936 in Camden, New Jersey) is a retired NASA flight controller, serving during the Apollo program. Liebergot was an EECOM controller and was responsible for the electrical and environmental systems on board the Command Module. In 1970, he was part of the team that guided Apollo 13 back to Earth following the explosion which crippled the spacecraft.

He began his career in 1963 with North American Aviation after graduating from California State University, Los Angeles. In 1964, he came to NASA. Liebergot was a Deputy Flight Director on Apollo 4,[1] then an EECOM flight controller on Apollo 815. On Apollo 17, he served as CSSB SPAN (SPacecraft ANalysis room) Support.[2] He continued as a controller in the Skylab and ASTP missions.

In pop culture[edit]

In the Apollo 13 movie, Seymour "Sy" Liebergot was played by Clint Howard, the brother of director Ron Howard.


  1. ^ "Flight Controller Assignments" (PDF). p. 48. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  2. ^ "Flight Controller Assignments" (PDF). p. 198. Retrieved 2010-01-21.

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