ASA Apollo Mission Flight Controller
Sy Liebergot is a retired NASA Apollo Mission Flight Controller, retrospective space history lecturer and author who shares his remarkable personal life experiences.
Sy Liebergot began his engineering career with North American Aviation, in Downey, CA, before graduating from California State University-Los Angeles with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1963. His space career began at North American at the very inception of the Apollo lunar program when he joined a newly formed Flight Operations Group. In 1964, he transferred to Houston, Texas as a member of the Flight Operations Group in support of NASA Mission Operations at the Manned Spacecraft Center, which had just opened. Sy switched over to NASA after about a year to qualify for a “front room” flight controller position in the mission control center in order to “get in on the action.”
Sy was the Lead EECOM (Electrical, Environmental and Consumables) Flight Controller in Mission Control, throughout all Apollo manned missions and an EGIL (Skylab EECOM) for all of the Skylab program missions. On the international scene, Sy was the Lead EECOM for the American-Russian Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) mission. He contributed his experience to early shuttle missions and to the space station design.
Sy, as a Senior Project Engineer, directed the design and fabrication of the astronaut neutral buoyancy trainers for the International Space Station (ISS). He remains an active booster and international public speaker of NASA’s space accomplishments and the importance of a good education. He lives in Pearland, Texas with his wife, Craig.
A copy of Sy Liebergot’s book cover, Apollo EECOM: Journey of A Lifetime, will be on sell for $20 signed.