Apollo and Area Shuttle pioneer George Mueller dies

Apollo and Space Shuttle pioneer George Mueller dies

It is a unhappy week for area journey: acclaimed NASA administrator George Mueller (proven at proper) has died on the age of ninety seven. He was solely with the company for six years, however he is properly-recognized for instituting key oversight modifications that helped the Apollo program attain the Moon on time — he insisted on testing full launch methods moderately than particular person elements, for instance. Furthermore, his legacy extends nicely past that brief stint. Mueller superior preliminary designs for the Skylab area station, and is extensively thought-about the “father” of the Area Shuttle because of his advocacy and early work. He will not be as well-known as some astronauts or scientists, however his efforts reverberate all through NASA’s historical past. He’ll be missed.

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