F. Haines was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and
attended the University of Washington (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.
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)
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.
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.
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."
of published works (underlined are active links):
Of Selected Sightings From Aircraft From 1973 - 1978 -
Dr. Richard Haines (1979)
of Selected Aerial Phenomenon Sightings From Aircraft
From 1942 - 1952 - Haines (1983)
Aircraft Pilot Sightings Involving E-M Effects - Richard
F. Haines (1992)
UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral
Melbourne Episode - Case Study
of a Missing Pilot
Advanced Aerial Devices Reported
During the Korean War
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.