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Guide to the Robert P. Hogan Collection, 1969-1997
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Indexing Terms
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement of the Robert P. Hogan Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Guide to the Robert P. Hogan Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1969-1997
    Collection Number: PP04.12
    Creator: Hogan, Robert P.
    Extent: Number of containers: 8

    Volume: 3 cubic feet
    Repository: Ames Research Center, Ames History Office
    Moffett Field, California 94035
    Abstract: The Robert P. Hogan Collection includes project proposals, technical documents, reports, correspondence, publications, photographs, and other visual media documenting Hogan’s contributions to the Pioneer Project and the Life Sciences Directorate during his career at the NASA Ames Research Center. The collection is chronologically arranged in two series that reflect these two phases of Hogan’s engineering and administrative activities.
    Language: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright does not apply to United States government records. For non-government material, researcher must contact the original creator.

    Preferred Citation

    NASA Ames History Office, NASA Ames Research Center. Moffett Field, California. PP04.12, Robert P. Hogan Collection 1969-1997, [Container number] : [Folder number]. [Identification of item]. [Date, if available].

    Separated Material

    One book has been removed and placed in the NASA Ames History Office Reference Collection: Souza, K., Hogan, R., & Ballard, R. (Eds.) (1995). Life into space: Space life sciences experiments. NASA Ames Research Center.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Robert P. Hogan in September 2004.

    Biographical Note

    Robert P. "Bob" Hogan was born October 16, 1939 in Huntington Park, California near Los Angeles. While working full time for the Autonetics division of North American Aviation, he received a BS in Electrical Engineering from West Coast University in 1965. In 1969, he went to work for Hughes Aircraft and received his Masters in Systems Engineering from Cal-State Fullerton in 1970. He joined NASA Ames Research Center in 1970 as an in-plant representative for the Pioneer 10/11 Project at TRW, Manhattan Beach.
    During his assignment to the Pioneer Project led by Charlie Hall, Hogan provided support to the 11 Principal Investigators during construction, integration, testing, and launching of the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft on missions to Jupiter and Saturn. Following the launch of Pioneer 11 in 1973, he relocated permanently to Moffett Field and served in the Pioneer Operations branch during the Jupiter Encounters in 1973 and 1974. He served as Flight Director for the Pioneer 11 Saturn Encounter in 1979.
    In 1979, Hogan joined the Life Sciences Directorate and served as Deputy Division Chief for Shuttle Payloads Office under Bill Berry. During the period 1985 to 1996, this office flew over 40 payloads involving animal experiments on the Shuttle and the Spacelab Module. Hogan was also assigned responsibility for the redesign of the Research Animal Holding Facility (RAHF) and the General Purpose Work Station (GPWS) which flew successfully on three Spacelab missions.
    In 1996, Hogan was appointed Chief of the Space Projects Division and provided the manpower for the development of the Space Station Biological Research Project (SSBRP) and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) as well as the Lunar Prospector mission and the Kepler Discovery Mission scheduled for launch in 2007. The division managed advanced project development for the Center and submitted numerous proposals.
    The Space Projects Division was abolished in 2004 with the formation of the Code P Projects Directorate. Hogan served as Chief Engineer for Code P until his retirement in January 2005.
    Hogan has received numerous awards including the Exceptional Service Medal for the Pioneer 11 Saturn Encounter and the Outstanding Leadership Medal for the Spacelab Life Sciences One Mission.
    Hogan has been married for 48 years to his high school sweetheart, Judy, and has two daughters and two grandsons.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms may be used to index this collection.

    Personal Name

    Hogan, Robert P.

    Corporate Name

    Ames Research Center

    Subjects

    Pioneer Project
    Pioneer (Space probes)
    Space biology
    Spacelab Program
    Pioneer space probes
    Pioneer 10 space probe
    Pioneer 11 space probe
    Pioneer Venus spacecraft
    spaceborne experiments
    spacecraft environments
    Spacelab
    space laboratories

    Geographic Name

    Moffett Field (Calif.)

    Scope and Content

    The Robert P. Hogan Collection (3 cubic feet) includes technical documents, reports, correspondence, publications, photographs, and other visual media documenting Hogan’s contributions to the Pioneer Project and the Life Sciences Directorate during his career at the NASA Ames Research Center. The collection is chronologically arranged in two series that reflect the two phases of Hogan’s engineering and administrative activities between 1970 and 1996. Because Hogan served as Flight Director of the Pioneer 11 Saturn Encounter in 1979, this milestone in his career is particularly well represented in Series I. Series II, which comprises the bulk of the collection, primarily documents the successes and failures of the Research Animal Holding Facility (RAHF) Project and the Rhesus Project in the Space Life Sciences Program.
    The first series, Pioneer Project, contains program overviews, ephemera, news items, technical documents, slides, and photographs mainly documenting Hogan’s involvement in the construction, integration, testing, and launching of the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft missions to Jupiter and Saturn. Pioneer 10 was launched on March 2, 1972 and Pioneer 11 on April 5, 1973 with the groundbreaking goals of flying through the asteroid belt and gathering data on Jupiter’s atmosphere, magnetosphere, magnetic fields, radiation belts, moons, and the planet’s interior. Pioneer 11 was further designed to continue on to Saturn, which it reached in 1979. The Pioneer 11 Saturn Encounter resulted in the first close-up images of the planet’s mythic moons and rings, as well as in the exploration of its magnetosphere and magnetic fields.
    The second series, Space Life Sciences Program, contains mainly project proposals, reports, correspondence, memoranda, photographs, and technical drawings pertaining to Hogan’s involvement between 1985 and 1996 in three interrelated areas of biomedical research regarding the effects of space travel on animals and plants: the Research Animal Holding Facility (RAHF) Project; the Rhesus Project; and Spacelab missions SL-3 and SLS-1.

    Arrangement of the Robert P. Hogan Collection

    The papers are arranged into two series:
    • I. Pioneer Project, 1969-1997 (19 folders, 3 log books).
    • II. Space Life Sciences Program, 1985-1996 (34 folders).