Roy Frampton

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Roy Frampton Brissenden was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina back in 1919 to Henry and Elsie. At 11 he began working in the family business, founded by his father. That was instrumental in grounding him in industry, craftsmanship and marketing. Graduating from the R.J. Reynolds High School in 1936.

He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 as a pilot and flight instructor. After being discharged in 1945, he conducted independent study into physics and avionics. He entered North Carolina State College earning a degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering in 1955. Later that same year he joined the staff at (NASA).

What you may not know about Roy is that he alone, designed the Docking Simulator and supervised its construction. He trained all the Apollo Mission astronauts for lunar orbital flight and landings. His design is now designated as a National Monument and hangs in perpetual display in the NASA Hanger #1244. For his work, he was awarded or was a co-awardee of numerous U.S. patents and several Presidential Citations. He died in Hampton, Virginia in 1999 at 79 just two weeks prior to his 80th birthday.

Until tomorrow give someone the free gift of a smile.

Posted by


NW Arkansas the home of WalMart, JB Hunt Trucking and Tyson Foods.


Come for a visit stay for a lifetime.  




This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Just for Fun
Arkansas Benton County Rogers

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A device used many times and more importantly the training that came with it.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 08, 2019 04:11 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Quite the creative  inventor for something many people would never conceive of even existing !

Apr 08, 2019 04:11 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Roy had a flair for creativity. Wow! Enjoy your day!

Apr 08, 2019 04:47 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

It could be said he was out of this world with his inventions.

Apr 08, 2019 05:20 AM #4
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

"His design is now designated as a National Monument and hangs in perpetual display in the NASA Hanger #1244"  ... now that is impressive.  

Apr 08, 2019 05:54 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is very impressive indeed.  Perhaps one day I will have to get my real estate license on Mars because of efforts like his, haha.

Apr 08, 2019 07:30 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Wow, such an impressive accomplishment and incredible man.

Apr 08, 2019 07:42 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

He did critical work for the space program and has our gratitude.

Apr 08, 2019 08:09 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What wonderful accomplishments Mr. Brissenden made for the space program.  Happy Monday.  A

Apr 08, 2019 09:15 AM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

He certainly has an impressive list of accomplishments for the space program. Another fun and interesting read. Thanks!


Apr 08, 2019 10:29 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Sounds like he had a similar career to my uncle who had the same path and retired from NASA.  He never talked about whether he invented anything though.

Apr 08, 2019 10:35 AM #11
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - this is a quite a noteworthy honor for a man who made a significant impact on our progress.  

Apr 08, 2019 10:35 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I enjoyed reading about Roy's contribution to NASA. It's appropriate that his design was designated a National Moniment.

Apr 08, 2019 02:11 PM #13
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James another great information on this gentleman that serve the country great.


Apr 08, 2019 02:17 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836
  • What a remarkable, exciting life, James.  Roy Frampton Brissenden did not
    waste his time here on planet earth.
Apr 08, 2019 02:21 PM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 He Surely  gave a lot to his country while he was alive and I’m sure the presidential citations were warranted James Dray 

Apr 08, 2019 03:29 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wow James- what an accomplished man!!! How does someone think this up?

Apr 08, 2019 07:13 PM #17
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

What a great pioneer James Dray .

Apr 09, 2019 06:24 AM #18
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


James Dray

Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
Just ask me
Spam prevention