Manning Lists

As of 11/23/18

     The following data base was generated by William D. Reeves with the intent of having a database of anyone who ever worked operations supporting the manned space flights that were flown out of the Historic Mission Control wing at Johnson Space Center, Houston. This database also serves to identify all that are associates of the Manned Spaceflight Operations Association. It was decided, after much discussion, to include anyone that was on any of the official manning memos for each flight in any capacity. I obtained copies of the memos from Gene Kranz and used them as the source for the database. However, I have to date only gotten copies of the manning lists for Gemini 2 through  9, all Apollo, Skylab 1,2,&3, ASTP, and limited manning lists for STS 1 thru 30 (Systems Division Only). I did get complete Shuttle Prop manning lists from Dean Lenort and DPS manning from Terry Keeler and those have been included.

                The spreadsheet is set up with all the names in column A and B in alphabetical order. Across the top are all the flights in order from Gemini 2 until Shuttle flight STS 76 which was the last flight supported from the historic MCC. I have completed all of the lists mentioned above. I also only found one memo for SKYLAB 1&2 and SKYLAB 3 so I am missing SKYLAB 4. The manning memos were inconsistent in format which is why you will not see the same columns identified under all the flights. Also, there were some manning lists that did not have distribution lists or Addressees. The dates for the cited source memos is the date of the memo. Penciled edits to the lists were also incorporated. There were many typos for the names in the memos and the names were corrected as the database was developed so for some flights the exact name on the database will not match the spelling of the name on the memo or the correct initials. Some military personnel changed rank with time and as the database was developed chronologically the ranks were updated to the latest rank. Therefore the ranks for a given flight may not match what the rank was during that flight. Some names, especially in the science rooms, had affiliation (company, school, business, etc) next to the name but this was not included in the data base because they changed with time. Women’s names are on the database as they appeared on the lists for each flight and when the name changed due to marriage again they appear on the database as they appeared on the lists so there will be double entries for some people. There are also some known differences between actual manning and the manning memos. For example, everyone knows that Charlie Duke was the CAPCOM during the Apollo 11 landing but the manning memo for Apollo 11 has him assigned to a different shift. There were a lot of changes in positions between the date of the memos and the actual flights but I have no way of capturing these changes except for feedback from you. To my knowledge there were no as flown manning lists. I have, and continue to get, verbal corrections and I will update the list as I get them. So if anyone sees an error in what is presented you can email me at and I will make the corrections. You will also note that I added a column to each Flight called Unknown Shift as I have been notified by some people of their support to a flight but can’t remember what shift.

                On the database, select the View tab at the top utility bar then select the cell at row 5, Column C and click on Freeze Pane on the utility bar. This will allow you to use the right scroll bar to scroll down the list of names to the name you are looking for then use the lower scroll bar to scroll across to the flight or flights you are interested in while maintaining the headers.

               As I developed the database, when a name was in doubt as to spelling or initials I just went ahead and created a new row and entered the name as it appeared on the manning list with the position indicated. Therefore there may be multiple rows of the same person. I have received a lot of feedback clarifying the duplications and correct them as I get them. But please be careful because I have found many cases of the same name clearly being two different people. So do the detective work and make sure any proposed corrections are right.

                I had sent an earlier version of this database out to the old AFOA distribution list and got a lot of  corrections which I have incorporated. I continuously update the Manning Database on our website as well as the No Contact list. The top left cell shows the latest update date and the most current is 11-23-18. Please send your comments directly to William Reeves at either or 

Master Database


No Contact List

                The following spreadsheet represents all the people who have been identified so far via the official manning lists for flights from Gemini 2 through STS 76. These are all the flights supported from the historic MCC. The Manned Spaceflight Operations Association , MSOA, is in the process of building a distribution list so we can communicate with our members. If your name is on this spreadsheet, it means we do not have an email address for you. Please send it with your full name to Bill Reeves at All email addresses will be kept strictly confidential and not shared with anyone.

No Contact List