|Richard F. Haines was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and
attended the University of Washing ton (College of Engineering) and Pacific
Lutheran College (Tacoma) where he received the B.A. degree in 1960. He
was awarded the M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University (East Lansing)
in 1962 and 1964, respectively, in the field of Experimental Psychology.
After working at NASA-Ames from 1967 - 1986 as a research scientist
in numerous astronautical (Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Station) and
aeronautical (e.g., Mgr. of the Joint FAA/NASA Head-up Display Program,
landing simulation research) projects, he was appointed Chief of the Space
Human Factors Office at NASA-Ames (1986-1988) where he directed research
and development efforts of the AX-5 "hard" EVA space suit, habitability
design research for Space Station Freedom, and spacecraft window design.
He retired from government service in 1988 and taught at San Jose State
University as an Associate Professor of Psychology while working part
time as a scientist in the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science.
From 1990-1991 he has provided consulting services to NASA in various
laboratory activities related to supersonic wind tunnel automation redesign
and Space Station Freedom - to - ground bandwidth image transmission reduction.
His interest in UFO phenomena spans over 20 years with special interests
in sightings by pilots, analysis of photographic evidence, and data on
Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind. He claims that, "these three areas
contain the type of data that will bring us to a successful discovery
of the core nature of the phenomena.
Samples of published works (underlined are active links):
Review Of Selected Sightings From
Aircraft From 1973 - 1978 - Dr. Richard Haines (1979)
Review of Selected Aerial
Phenomenon Sightings From Aircraft From 1942 - 1952 - Haines (1983)
Fifty-Six Aircraft Pilot Sightings
Involving E-M Effects - Richard F. Haines (1992)
UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist (Editor)
Melbourne Episode - Case Study of a Missing Pilot
Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War
He recently founded (and co directs) the "Joint American - Soviet Aerial
Anomaly Federation" (JASASF); his professional biography (and list of
published books) may be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in
California, and other similar publications.