Seymour Liebergot, in the blue shirt, in the former Mission Operations Control Room talking with Public Affairs Specialist Debbie Nguyen in the red shirt
February 15, 1936 |
Camden, New Jersey
|Other names||Sy Liebergot|
|Alma mater||California State University, Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Flight controller - Apollo era thru Apollo-Soyuz Test Project|
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, then an EECOM flight controller on Apollo 8–15. On Apollo 17, he served as CSSB SPAN (SPacecraft ANalysis room) Support. He continued as a controller in the Skylab and ASTP missions.
In pop culture
- Sy Liebergot's homepage
- Information on Sy's book Apollo EECOM
- Interview with Sy Liebergot (SpaceVidcast)
- Recording of a talk by Liebergot. He described his Apollo 13 experience in a 48-minute talk in 2006.
- Detailed behind-the-scenes tour by Sy of NASA's Mission Control Center.
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