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Mercury Capsule Designer Dies

Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:55 am

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

RIP Max
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RE: Mercury Capsule Designer Dies

Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:22 pm

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....
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RE: Mercury Capsule Designer Dies

Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:58 am

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

Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:24 am

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