Cocoa Instructor Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
September 2017: Professor Ted Hartselle, who formerly worked on the Space Shuttle program, has been recognized by the National Space Club Florida Committee for lifelong achievement and contributions to the U.S. space program. Hartselle, who started at EFSC as an adjunct in December 2012 and was hired full-time in August 2016, currently teaches classes in Aerospace, Engineering and Industrial Management Technology at Eastern Florida State College. He is also a two-term councilman for the City of Rockledge, and the new Lt. Governor for the seven Kiwanis Clubs of Brevard County. “Fifty-eight times I was lead launch engineer for the Space Shuttle External Tank and Main Propulsion Oxygen Systems Console in the Launch Control Center. I got to push ‘the button.’ Now I open new horizons for my students to explore,” said Hartselle. “I am convinced that you can change the world through your own efforts. Just find where to push!” Hartselle Ted was hired at KSC in 1980 before the first shuttle mission and retired after the final 2011 shuttle launch. He received his award at a luncheon attended by his EFSC students, who nominated him for the award, plus Cocoa Campus Provost Dr. Dee Sibley, EFSC Trustee Moses L. Harvin, Sr. and Aerospace Technology associate professor Bill Fletcher.