Houbolt, John

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Name
Houbolt, John Gender: M
John Cornelius Houbolt
born on 10 April 1919 at 04:20 (= 04:20 AM )
Place Altoona, Iowa, 41n39, 93w28
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°27' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°50 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 17°10'



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John Houbolt
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Biography

American aerospace engineer credited with leading the team behind the lunar orbit rendezvous (LOR) mission mode, a concept that was used to successfully land humans on the Moon and return them to Earth. This flight path was first endorsed by Wernher von Braun in June 1961 and was chosen for Apollo program in early 1962. The critical decision to use LOR was viewed as vital to ensuring that Man reached the Moon by the end of the decade as proposed by President John F. Kennedy. In the process, LOR saved time and billions of dollars by efficiently using existing rocket technology.

He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 1963.

He died at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine on 15 April 2014 of Parkinson's disease.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Space: NASA (born 29 July 1958)

Events

Source Notes

Starkman quotes BC in hand

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (95 yrs)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator