Robert L. Crippen

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Robert L. Crippen (Captain, USN, Ret.) "is a former Naval Aviator and Astronaut. He was pilot of the first Space Shuttle flight into orbit and Commander of three subsequent flights. He also served in NASA management where his last government job was as Director of Kennedy Space Center. In industry he served as President of Thiokol Propulsion, a company that builds large Solid Rocket Motors. He is currently retired living in Florida." [1]

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  1. Governance, Save the Chimps, accessed July 15, 2010.