SCOTT "SHUTTLEMAN" PHILLIPS

"Of all of the literally thousands of employees I met who came and went over almost 30 years that I was involved [in the Space Shuttle Program]... employees at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, employees at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California (for a time in the early days of the program there were plans to have a west coast landing site there), employees at the National  Space Technology Laboratory (NSTL), later to become Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, employees at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL, and of course, the employees at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida ... employees of Lockheed Martin and NASA as well as some of the other contractors with whom I communicated ... none of them, not one, can compare in enthusiasm, love, and respect for the space program with Scott G. Phillips.

Scott worked on the program for a number of years too, but he never lost his obvious thrill as evidenced by his collection of memorabilia and knowledge of the program. In fact, it was bursting out of him to the point that he has written a book, "Remove Before Flight." And as if that weren't enough, he also has created unique wooden models of the Shuttle that are pieces of art in themselves."

Pat Wittof, Technical Writer

Lockheed Martin, Michoud Assembly Facility