Senior radar controller, Air Route Traffic Control, Washington National Airport.
Hewitt Terrell Wheless
[Click image to clarify and enlarge] 1935.01.07 – 1968.06 In 1947 he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command and was named SAC chief of staff in 1962. He was assigned to Headquarters US Air Force in 1963 and retired in June 1968 as Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. (Wikipedia)
Musa Khiramanovich Manarov
[Click image to clarify and enlarge] 1951.03.22 – Musa Khiramanovich Manarov is a Soviet Lak cosmonaut who has spent 541 days in space. He is an ethnic Lak from Dagestan, Northern Caucasus. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Wikipedia)
1934 – 1991 Brazilian farmer; later obtained a PhD and became a lawyer.
Leroy Gordon Cooper
1927.03.06 – 2004.10.04 Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr, (Col, USAF), better known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Cooper piloted the longest and final Mercury spaceflight in 1963. […]
1891.04.17 – 1965.04.23 Emigrated from Poland aged two. Amateur astronomer. Claimed to have encountered Venusians.
Thornton Leigh Page
1913.08.13 – 1996.01.02 In 1951 [astronomer Professor Page] left Chicago for government service as deputy director of the Operations Research Office in the Department of the Army. Much of his work was classified, and included a six-month tour in Korea during the war and two years in Heidelberg at U.S. Army Headquarters as chief science adviser. […]
Samuel Abraham Goudsmit
1902.07.11 – 1978.12.04 Goudsmit… was a Dutch-American physicist famous for jointly proposing the concept of electron spin with George Eugene Uhlenbeck in 1925. (Wikipedia) Professor Goudsmit sat on the CIA-convened Robertston Panel in 1953.
Frederick C Durant
1916 – Frederick Durant was a key advisor to the U.S. military, intelligence, and civilian space-flight programs of the 1950s and ’60s. He served as president of the American Rocket Society in 1953 and president of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) from 1953 to 1956. During the 1950s he worked for several different aerospace organizations, […]
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