Silverstein, Abe

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Silverstein, Abe Gender: M
Abraham Silverstein
born on 15 September 1908 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Terre Haute, Indiana, 39n28, 87w25
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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Abe Silverstein


American aerospace engineer who played an important part in the United States space program. He was a longtime manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). He was instrumental in the planning of the Apollo, Ranger, Mariner, Surveyor, and Voyager missions, and named the Apollo program after the Greek and Roman God.

Silverstein retired from NASA in 1970 in order to take a position with Republic Steel Corporation. In 1984, NASA named Silverstein an "Elder Statesman of Aviation." On 14 August 1997, he received the prestigious Guggenheim Medal for "significant contributions to the advancement of flight."

Silverstein died on 1 June 2001, aged 92, in his home in Fairview Park, Ohio. In 2014, the National Aviation Hall of Fame announced that Silverstein would be inducted into the "Class of 2015" along with aviation pioneers Robert Cardenas, Robert N. Hartzell, and Gene Kranz.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Winski, Norm (born 17 February 1951). Notes: Uncle/ nephew


  • Work : Great Achievement 1934 (Master of Engineering)
  • Death of Mate 1998 (Marion Croster Silverstein)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1 June 2001 (Age 92)
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  • Work : Prize 2015 (National Aviation Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives, copy on file.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BS in mechanical engineering, Master of Engineering)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (48 years with Marion Croster Silverstein)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (National Aviation)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Guggenheim Medal)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession ("Elder Statesman of Aviation")