Executive Entrepreneur

Casson dreamed of being an entrepreneur and owning his own business.  After the conclusion of his NASA career, he founded his own engineering consulting company, Casson International, in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.  His facility in Los Angeles was 100,000 sqft and the building in San Fernando was 300,000 sqft, not including the smaller buildings scattered over 30 acres, much of the land of which was covered in gardenias.  

Later in life, Norman and Ida made their home with family in Jacksonville, Arkansas, where he continued to explore and expand his love of music.  Norman’s beloved wife Ida passed away on Oct 28, 2018.  She is sorely missed.  

Mr. Casson at his home.

In 2010, Norman generously donated his collection of documents to the San Diego Air & Space Museum, including over two hundred photos, and a two-hour video presentation recorded in 2013 at the SDASM.  The Norman Howard Casson collection may be accessed at:


Norm Casson Images on Flickr.

San Diego Air & Space Museum

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