A team composed of students and
faculty from San Jacinto College South and the
Oral history stores knowledge that people learned from doing ordinary and extraordinary things, both of which are important to building and sustaining a healthy society. The oral tradition of storytelling, moreover, teaches its audience to become better listeners, making possible the learning and passing on of other important but abstract things like love, bravery, sacrifice, pride, endurance, hope, and the insatiable curiosity to explore the universe.
The focus of the team‚s oral
history project is to collect personal accounts from various people directly or
indirectly involved with the aerospace industry. The enormity of this reach encompasses many
peopleųmemories of the discoveries and happenings of the space program are
shared by a global public. Audio
recordings of these stories and voices embrace memories and experiences ranging
from the past to the present. The unique
heritage of the
project includes faculty, advisors, outside advisers, and students from both
San Jacinto College South and the
Kathy Roosa, Lou Brock, Doug Kosmo, Aaron Soderberg, Dr. Thomas Behr, Leigh Hollyer, Sarah Wilke, Megan Ebadat, Angela Burgess, John C. García-Franco, Jon Lu, Natalie Decker, Lowell Gillette, Jimmy Arévalo, Antonio Pérez, George L. Weisinger, Rebecca Garcia-Franco (team leader), and others.
three other schools selected as finalists are ASPIRE (
The team is currently accepting appointments from potential „storytellersš to record their memories and experiences. For obvious reasons, the topics of the narratives exclude the disclosure of proprietary information and personal secrets.
Moreover, the team is also
seeking sponsors to help with travel expenses to