Tecwyn Roberts

Tecwyn Roberts (10 October 1925 – 27 December 1988) was a Welsh[1] spaceflight engineer who in the 1960s played important roles in designing the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and creating NASA's worldwide tracking and communications network.[2][3]

Tecwyn Roberts
Tecwyn Roberts c.1974
Born(1925-10-10)10 October 1925
Liverpool, England
Died27 December 1988(1988-12-27) (aged 63)
Occupationaerospace engineer
Spouse(s)Doris Sprake
ChildrenMichael Roberts
Parent(s)William Roberts Grace Roberts (nee Pritchard)

Roberts served as NASA's first Flight Dynamics Officer with Project Mercury that put the first American into space. He later joined NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center where he served as Director and Manager of the Goddard Space Flight Center's global tracking and communications system supporting NASA's manned and unmanned low earth orbiting flight programs.[4]