In 1963 Valentina Ponomareva was a back-up of the first woman
cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. After 1969,
Ponomareva worked at the Scientific Research Department of the Cosmonaut
Training Center. Currently
Dr. Ponomareva is the head of the History of Aviation and Cosmonautics
Section of the Institute for the History of Natural
Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
In 1971 Viktor Przhiyalkovsky became Chief Engineer, Deputy Director,
Deputy General Designer of the Unified Series of computers, and Deputy
Chief Designer of the Argon onboard computer complex at the Scientific
Research Center for Electronic Computer Technology in Moscow. In 1977,
he was appointed Director of the Center, General Designer of the Unified
Series, and Chief Designer of the Argon complex. Currently Dr.
Przhiyalkovsky heads the Laboratory for Technical and Economic Analysis
at the Center.
Since 1956 Georgii Priss has been deputy chief designer of
spacecraft control systems in charge of equipment and the
test-and-launch complex. He was the principal integration engineer
during the design of control systems for the R-5 and the R-7 rockets,
and the principal developer of control systems for the N-1 and the Buran
projects. Currently Dr. Priss heads Integration Department at the Pilyugin Research-and-Production Center
of Automatics and Instrument-Making.
In 1961 Yurii Zybin joined the Experimental Design Bureau No. 1, led
by the Chief Designer of Soviet spacecraft Sergei Korolev. He worked on
navigational systems at the department of control systems, led by Ernst
Gaushus. Zybin was one of the supervisors of software development for
the Salyut onboard computers on board the Salyut space stations, and for
peripheral exchange adapters (PEAs) on board the Mir space station.
Currently he works at the Bauman Moscow State Engineering University (MGTU).
In 1961 Yurii Tiapchenko joined the Flight Research Institute in Zhukovskii near Moscow. He worked on information display systems (IDS) for all Soviet piloted spacecraft, except the Vostok.
Tiapchenko supervised the design and development of IDS for the service module of the Mir space station, for the International Space Station, and for the modernized piloted spacecraft Soyuz-TMA. In 1993-2002, he was deputy Chief Designer and the head of the Division of Onboard Information Display Systems at the Bureau.
In 1959 Tom Sheridan joined MIT faculty. Since 1984, he has been
Professor of Engineering and Applied Psychology; since 1993, Professor
of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Sheridan is Former president, IEEE
Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society; Former president, Human Factors
Society; Former chair, Human Factors Committee, National Research
Council; Former chair, IVHS Safety and Human Factors Committee. In the
1960s, he worked on the problems of man-machine allocation in the Apollo
navigation, guidance and control system.