Quinn Eskelsen oral history interview

Oral History

Alternate Identifier:MS 323
1960 – 2007
Interview date:April 10 2007 Interviewer:Kathy Bradford
Quinn Eskelsen worked at Thiokol first on testing the Minuteman missile and later the Space Shuttle booster motors. Discussion includes the Challenger disaster and failure of O-rings in cold temperatures and subsequent corrections and successful launches. After retirement he was a volunteer working to repair damage to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge after it was severely damaged in a flood of the Great Salt Lake. Because of his surveying background, he assessed the dikes and was able to make them level by filling in loads of dirt where needed.
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Related person
Eskelsen, Quinn (was narrator)
Related place
Bear River Bird Refuge (describes)