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Passing Of Joseph Gavin  
User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

A sad day:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/nov/21/joseph-gavin-obituary

The passing of a very unassuming man but one who was very influential in the history and development of American spaceflight. From what I have read in the past, someone who was quite content to be in the background, but who really loved to solve problems "out on the edge".


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12146 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

Joe is one of the true and unsung heros of the American Space Program of the 1960s to the 1980s. IIRC, he was also a USN fighter pilot during WWII and was credited with 4 kills.

User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

My stepfather was an engineer for Grumman back in the day and said this about Joseph Gavin:

I was in a large meeting with Joe Gavin once. It is easy to admire him. Excellent engineer plus a good manager. Any one, down to a janitor could see him with a personal or work related problem. He helped my neighbor who worked in the shop with a personal problem. The astronaut on the Apollo 13 mission who was so sick he barely survived came to work for Grumman. I am embarrassed that I can not remember his name. You would know him. Anyway Joe and Grumman saved their lives as he would thankfully remind us.


User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 2):
I was in a large meeting with Joe Gavin once. It is easy to admire him. Excellent engineer plus a good manager. Any one, down to a janitor could see him with a personal or work related problem. He helped my neighbor who worked in the shop with a personal problem. The astronaut on the Apollo 13 mission who was so sick he barely survived came to work for Grumman. I am embarrassed that I can not remember his name. You would know him. Anyway Joe and Grumman saved their lives as he would thankfully remind us.

Fred Haise IIRC. Kidney infection, I believe.



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User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
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Rest in Peace Joe, thanks for getting us to the Moon.

We'll see you on the other side.

F



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