Kenneth J. Hartman Collection of Manned Space Flight

Dr. Kenneth J. Hartman, St. Ambrose College Class of 1939, has donated his private collection of books and videos on the manned space flight programs in the United States and Russia to the St. Ambrose University Library.

Hartman worked as a human factors engineer for North American Aviation, the company that built the Apollo command module that ferried men to the moon. His role was to act as liaison between the astronauts and the design engineers.  

Hartman went on to work for McDonald Douglas and as an instructor of statistics and math before retiring in Oregon. Additional information about Dr. Hartman can be found in the Library's Special Collections & Archives on the third floor.

Books Currently in the Hartman Collection