Dr. John C. Houbolt
1919-2014
Dr. John C. Houbolt Emeritus
Retired Chief Aeronautical Scientist , NASA Langley Research Center
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  • 1990
  • Aerospace
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  • 1990
  • Aerospace
Memorial Tribute

BY DENNIS BUSHNELL

JOHN CORNELIUS HOUBOLT was born in Altoona, Iowa, on April 10, 1919. He grew up on a dairy farm in Joliet, Illinois, and earned BS (1940) and MS (1942) degrees from the University of Illinois in civil engineering and a PhD ...

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Election Citation
For the concept of lunar-orbit rendezvous in lunar exploration and sustained contributions to structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, aircraft loads and orbital mechanics.