Oral Interviews

The COMSAT Legacy Foundation was headed by Ed Martin and negotiated with Lockheed Martin for some of the Legacy materials. Some of the materials were given to Johns Hopkins University and to George Washington University. Other copies were retained. Ownership of the retained materials was transferred to COMARA in 2009.

A number of oral interviews were recorded by various interviewers. The copies available are all in portable document format [pdf]. Select an interview from the list on the left, and it will open in this window.

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