William Anders
William Alison "Bill" Anders (born October 17, 1933), is a retired United States Air Force Major general, former electrical engineer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. He is known for being one of the first three persons to leave low Earth orbit and travel to the Moon in Apollo 8 along with fellow astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell as well as for photographing the iconic ima
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Willard Franklyn Searle
Capt. Willard Franklyn "Bill" Searle Jr. USN (ret.) (January 17, 1924 – March 31, 2009) was an American ocean engineer who was principally responsible for developing equipment and many of the current techniques utilized in United States Navy diving and salvage operations.[1][2] Searle was born January 17, 1924 in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Bexley High School in 1941 and received the
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Wilhelm von Urach
Prince Wilhelm of Urach, Count of Württemberg (27 September 1897 – 8 August 1957) was a member of the Germany princely House of Württemberg and a senior automotive production engineer.[1] Most of his professional career was spent working for Daimler-Benz in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. Between 1941 and 1944, he was sent to France , however, and given responsibility over the technical division
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Wesley A. Brown
Wesley Anthony Brown (April 3, 1927 – May 22, 2012) was the first African-American graduate of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland.[1] He served in the United States Navy from May 2, 1944, until June 30, 1969. He was involved in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. Wesley Brown was born on April 3, 1927, in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Dunbar High School in
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Wayne Smith
Richard Wayne Smith, known as Wayne Smith (born August 17, 1943),[1] commonly known as Wayne Smith, is a former seven-term Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 128. He was first elected in November 2002 and served until January 2017.[2] On May 24, 2016, Smith was unseated by 23 votes in the Republican runoff election by Briscoe Cain, 3,050 (50.2%) to 3,027 (49.8%
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Warren F. (Pete) Miller Jr.
Warren Fletcher "Pete" Miller Jr. (born March 17, 1943[1]) is an American nuclear engineer known for his work in the areas of computational physics, radioactive waste management, transport theory, nuclear reactor design and analysis, and the management of nuclear research and development programs. Miller served as the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Energy under Secretary of Energy St
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Walter Riedel
Walter J H "Papa" Riedel ("Riedel I") was a German engineer who was the head of the Design Office of the Army Research Centre Peenemünde and the chief designer of the A4 (V-2) ballistic rocket.[1][2] The crater Riedel on the Moon was co-named for him and the German rocket pioneer Klaus Riedel. Employed by the Heylandt Company from 27 February 1928, in December 1929, Riedel was assigned respo
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Walter Lachenmeier
Walter Lachenmeier (ORCID 0000-0002-6097-729X) was born in the city of Lüneburg, Germany, on 8 September 1945. He studied mechanical engineering and general process engineering from 1965 to 1971 at the University of Karlsruhe (the predecessor of the current Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, an elite public research university in Germany) and graduated in 1971 with a diploma degree in chemical
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Walter Cunningham
Ronnie Walter Cunningham (born March 16, 1932), (Col, USMCR, Ret.) is a retired American astronaut. In 1968, he was a Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. He was NASA's third civilian astronaut (after Neil Armstrong and Elliot See), and has also been a fighter pilot, physicist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author of The All-American Boys. Cunningham was born in Creston, Iowa
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Walt Havenstein
Walter Perry "Walt" Havenstein (born April 24, 1949)[1] is an American businessman, engineer, and former United States Marine. He was the Republican nominee for Governor of New Hampshire in 2014. Havenstein is the son of Kathryn McKay (Creech) and Paul Lieder Havenstein, CDR, USN.[2][3][4] He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and
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