Title: Apollo Program Project Engineer
Company: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Frederick Peters, BSAe, MBA, Apollo Program Project Engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aeronautical engineering.
Mr. Peters is a retired aeronautical engineer best known for his work as a project engineer for five separate NASA Apollo Project modules. After discovering an interest in rockets and propulsion as a high school student, Mr. Peters studied aeronautical engineering at Parks College of St. Louis University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1957. He began his career as a weights engineer for General Dynamics and briefly worked as a systems engineer for North American Aviation, Inc., before landing his first NASA project in 1962. For the next decade, Mr. Peters was a systems engineer for the Apollo Program based in both the Houston, Texas, and Downey, California officers. During this time, he also contributed to other ongoing NASA projects, including the Skylab Orbital Workshop, and continued his education, earning a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University in 1970. In 1974, NASA appointed him the Chief of the JSC-Orbiter Project Office, and in 1979, he became the department’s deputy manager and integration scheduler. Mr. Peters left NASA in 1982, but would return as a project engineer at the Johnson Space Center throughout the 1990s, overseeing the construction of five Apollo Command and Service modules, including two ground testing systems, one unmanned flight, and manned missions Apollo 7 and Apollo 17.
Between 1980 and 1982, Mr. Peters pursued doctoral coursework in public administration at the University of Colorado. He spent the next three years as a senior project management specialist with Scott Science and Technology, and was named Vice President of Technology Liberation Capital, Inc., in 1985, the same year he shifted to independent management consulting. Mr. Peters continues his work as a lecturer for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, teaching classes about the space program, and has worked with several other educational projects, including a magnet school system and a group offering educational opportunities to convicts, and the Golden Network.
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