William Barry Chief Historian NASA


Bill Barry
Dr. Bill Barry became NASA’s sixth Chief Historian in September 2010. Hebegan work at NASA in 2001 after retiring from a 22-year career in the USAir Force. Initially, he worked in NASA’s international relations office, andthen served as the NASA European Representative at the United StatesEmbassy in Paris from 2007-2010, before being appointed Chief Historian. Agraduate, with honors, of the United States Air Force Academy (1979), healso holds a Masters Degree from Stanford University (1987) and aDoctorate from Oxford University (1996). His doctoral dissertation, “TheMissile Design Bureaux and Soviet Manned Space Policy 1953–1970” wonthe American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History ManuscriptAward in 2000.