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Director of Operations Russia
« on: 03/18/2008 11:42 pm »
Does anyone know who took over from Doug Hurley as NASA Director of Operations at the Gagarin Center?

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RE: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #1 on: 03/19/2008 02:11 pm »
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Does anyone know who took over from Doug Hurley as NASA Director of Operations at the Gagarin Center?

John McBrine -- the first time the DOR job hasn't been filled by an astronaut.

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RE: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #2 on: 03/19/2008 02:41 pm »
Can anyone provide a link to a list of all Directors of Operations Russia?

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RE: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #3 on: 03/19/2008 03:35 pm »
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Does anyone know who took over from Doug Hurley as NASA Director of Operations at the Gagarin Center?

John McBrine -- the first time the DOR job hasn't been filled by an astronaut.

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Interesting. Thanks.

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Re: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #5 on: 03/19/2008 04:46 pm »
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Rusty_Barton - 19/3/2008  11:52 AM

List of first 8 DOR's
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/shuttle-mir/history/h-b-operations-dor.htm

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RE: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #6 on: 03/19/2008 05:08 pm »
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Can anyone provide a link to a list of all Directors of Operations Russia?

Here's the list with dates of service:

Director, Operations-Russia

*John McBrine            OCT 2007-present
Douglas Hurley            OCT 2006-OCT 2007
Eric Boe               OCT 2005-OCT 2006
Douglas H. Wheelock            JAN 2005-OCT 2005
Kevin A. Ford            JAN 2004-JAN 2005
Kenneth D. Cockrell            JAN 2003-JAN 2004
Chris A. Hadfield            JUN 2001-JAN 2003
William S. McArthur            DEC 2000-JUN 2001
Scott J. Kelly            JUN 2000-DEC 2000
Donald A. Thomas            AUG 1999-JUN 2000
Joe F. Edwards, Jr.            APR 1999-AUG 1999
Terence W. Wilcutt            AUG 1998-APR 1999
James D. Halsell            FEB 1998-AUG 1998
Brent W. Jett, Jr.            JUN 1997-FEB 1998
Michael Lopez-Alegria                         OCT 1996-JUN 1997
Wendy B. Lawrence            MAR 1996-OCT 1996
Charles J. Precourt            OCT 1995-MAR 1996
Michael Baker            MAR 1995-OCT 1995
Ronald M. Sega            OCT 1994-MAR 1995
William F. Readdy            JUL 1994-OCT 1994
Kenneth D. Cameron            FEB 1994-JUL 1994

*first non-astronaut to be DOR

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RE: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #7 on: 03/19/2008 05:51 pm »
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Here's the list with dates of service:

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Thank you for your outstanding help.

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Re: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #8 on: 03/19/2008 06:51 pm »
Are the DORs selected on the basis of 'whoever wants to do the job'? There doesn't seem to be a common thread between them; they are a mix of CDRs and MSs and a mix of veterans and rookies. And now, with McBrine, they don't even have to be astronauts!

Also, their lengths of service differ quite considerably? Is there a reason for this? Are they assigned for a specific time period?

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Re: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #9 on: 03/19/2008 07:18 pm »
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Are the DORs selected on the basis of 'whoever wants to do the job'? There doesn't seem to be a common thread between them; they are a mix of CDRs and MSs and a mix of veterans and rookies. And now, with McBrine, they don't even have to be astronauts!

Also, their lengths of service differ quite considerably? Is there a reason for this? Are they assigned for a specific time period?

same logic applies as for crew selection.

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Re: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #10 on: 03/19/2008 09:33 pm »
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Are the DORs selected on the basis of 'whoever wants to do the job'? There doesn't seem to be a common thread between them; they are a mix of CDRs and MSs and a mix of veterans and rookies. And now, with McBrine, they don't even have to be astronauts!

Also, their lengths of service differ quite considerably? Is there a reason for this? Are they assigned for a specific time period?

same logic applies as for crew selection.

Rather, a greater logic.  The DOR job in 1994 was different from the DOR job in 2004.  It started out as a hardship posting requiring a flown astronaut.  Years later, it wasn't quite as challenging.  A mission specialist could handle it; flying was not required.  (Indeed, DORs weren't able to fly, so pilots were probably reluctant to take the job.)

Tenure is generally a year, but some DORs got extended for the typical reasons -- replacements wound up with other duties, etc.

As for who gets the job, I'm sure some were asked to take it -- others volunteered.  There was the case of Blaine Hammond, who wanted it and didn't get it.  Then there was Dick Richards, who was asked to do a tour and said no.

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Re: Director of Operations Russia
« Reply #11 on: 03/19/2008 10:23 pm »
My reply was sarcastic, meaning that there is no logic

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