Dr. Kurt H. Debus
1908-1983
Dr. Kurt H. Debus Member
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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  • 1975
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  • 1975
Memorial Tribute

BY CHRISTOPHER C. KRAFT, JR.

KURT H. DEBUS, the outstanding twentieth-century pioneer in the field of space vehicle launch operations, died at Cocoa Beach, Flor­ida, on October 10, 1983. Dr. Debus had retired in 1975 as Director of the National ...

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Election Citation
Contributions in creating and directing the major U.S. space launch organization and facilities for Project Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle.