Robert Stuart Sayers

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Robert Stuart Sayers, 77, of Nassau Bay, Texas, passed away the evening of Sunday, January 15, comforted by his loving family. He was born August 19, 1934, in Stone, KY. Stuart is preceded in death by his mother Laura Weddington and father Volney Lee Sayers. He is survived by his wife Paige Hoffman Sayers and two daughters, Sabrina Sayers Roman (Dr. Joe Roman) and Tara Sayers Dillard. Nephew Clay Sayers (Kay), Nieces Cheryl Poulus (Perry), and Midge Nichols.

Stuart enjoyed a lifelong career with the US Air Force, NASA, Aerospace Corporation, and United Space Alliance as an outstanding engineer supporting critical phases of America's military and manned space programs. In 1957, Stuart served as a Wright Patterson Flight Test Engineer investigating adverse weather conditions on jet engine performance. In 1961, Stuart joined NASA testing and arming the booster rockets for Project Mercury, Gemini, and early Apollo missions. Transferring to NASA-Houston in 1963, Stuart developed the launch abort criteria for Gemini-Titan launches and implemented a full motion flight simulator for Astronaut training. During the Apollo and Shuttle Programs, Stuart developed the Avionic Systems architecture for integrating and processing payload flight data. Taking early retirement from NASA, Stuart joined the Aerospace Corporation and continued supporting Manned Space Flight projects. In 2009, Stuart joined United Space Alliance as an Orbiter Avionics System Specialist through the end of the Shuttle Program in August 2011. Stuart completed his military service in the Airforce Reserves, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Viewing will be at the Crowder Funeral Home, Medical Center Blvd, in Webster, Texas from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 18th. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Nassau Bay Baptist Church, 18131 Nassau Bay Drive, Houston, Texas 77058, at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Second Baptist Church, Houston, TX, Salvation Army or the are gratefully accepted.


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