KUHF Conversations: Former Shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale

One of the many spectators heading to Florida to watch the final Space Shuttle launch is a man who was intimately involved with the program. Wayne Hale was in charge of more than 40 flights, as Flight Director. He also managed the entire Shuttle program, before retiring from NASA last year after 32 years with the space agency. He recently sat down with David Pitman to talk about the timing of the Shuttle program's end, and the one factor that outweighed everything else in the Shuttle's demise.


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The last shuttle launch is scheduled on Friday. For more information, visit the NASA Website.

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David Pitman

David Pitman

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David was HPM's local Morning Edition host from 2009 to 2020 — when he was moved to the position of Technical Director of Houston Matters with Craig Cohen, and Town Square with Ernie Manouse. David has extensive public and commercial broadcast journalism and production experience dating back to 1993 –...

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