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Houbolt, John C
Houbolt
Houbolt
American engineer, at NASA 1945-1985. Promoted the lunar orbit rendezvous strategy used for the Apollo lunar landing.

Born: 1919-04-10. Died: 2014-04-15. Birth Place: Altoona, Iowa.

After receiving a master's degree in engineering from the University of Illinois in 1942, Houbolt began working for NACA's Langley Research Center. He worked there until retirement in 1985. In the USA. Bibliography: 4472, 5540.



1919 April 10 - .
  • Birth of John C Houbolt - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Houbolt. American engineer, at NASA 1945-1985. Claimed to have discovered bur certainly promoted the lunar orbit rendezvous strategy used for Apollo..

1960 April 5 - .
  • Houbolt paper on rendezvous in space with minimum expenditure of fuel - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Houbolt. Program: Apollo. Spacecraft: Apollo LM, LM Mode Debate, LM Source Selection.

    John C. Houbolt of the Langley Research Center presented a paper at the National Aeronautical Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers in New York City in which the problems of rendezvous in space with the minimum expenditure of fuel were considered. Additional Details: here....



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