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Mercury Capsule Designer Dies  
User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Max Faget, the Nasa engineer who designed the Mercury capsule, passed away today at age 83.

RIP Max

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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

Max was the also the guy behind the general layout of Gemini, Apollo, and the Shuttle. So we owe the nature of todays manned space program pretty much to him....

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 996 times:

DID he design Apollo. I don't think he did. I know he designed the Mercury and Gemini, but Apollo was something entirely different.

User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1005 times:

Mr Faget designed the Mercury and layed out the concepts for Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle

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