Project EROS was envisioned to be a Department of the Interior program that
utilized resources data from aircraft and spacecraft to facilitate the assessment and
management of land, mineral, and water resources. The EROS, or Earth Resources
Observation Satellite, Program was formally established by Secretarial Order in 1967.
Under the EROS Program, Chuck became the Associate Program Manager. In this
position, Chuck participated in international remote sensing workshops, facilitated
remote sensing research, and coordinated program development. He witnessed his
years of hard work and diligence when ERTS-A (Landsat 1) was launched on July 23, 1972.
The year 1972 also brought happiness to Chuck in his personal life when he married
Elizabeth Anne Schauer on July 9, 1972, just two weeks prior to the launch of ERTS-A