Born: 1925-10-07. Died: 2008-07-03.
George H. Hage was associated with Project Apollo in the 1960s. After completing his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, in 1947 he went to work at the Boeing Company. He was involved in the development of the Bomarc and Minuteman missile systems, and in 1962 went to the Minuteman assembly and test complex in Florida in 1962. From there he took charge of Boeing's reconnaissance efforts, and in 1968 he came to NASA headquarters as Deputy Director of the Apollo program. Soon afterward Hage returned to Boeing, and in 1973 was appointed president of the Aerojet Solid Propulsion Company.
Born October 7, 1925 in Seattle, Washington, he had a heart as big as a mountain. He graduated from the University of Washington in Electrical Engineering, and pursued a career in aerospace at Boeing, NASA, Aerojet and Northrop that spanned four decades. His greatest pride was serving at NASA as Deputy Director and Mission Director of the Apollo program from 1967-69 including the first moon landing of Apollo 11 on July 20,1969. He was designated a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He loved working with people from all walks of life. He had an uncanny ability to react to any situation with a positive attitude. He was a man of tremendous optimism. He is survived by his true love and wife of 62 years, Ellie Hage of Kent, WA, his son, Gregg Hage (wife, Claudia) of Kent, WA, his daughter, Candace Xanttopoulos (husband, George) of San Francisco, CA, son, Mark Hage and five grandchildren. At his specific request, no memorial services will be held.