Saturday, September 17, 2011

William Hayward Pickering

Country of origin: New Zealand

William Hayward Pickering ONZ KBE (24 December 1910 — 15 March 2004) was a New Zealand born rocket scientist who headed Pasadena, California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 22 years, retiring in 1976. He was a senior NASA luminary and pioneered the exploration of space.

To read more about William Hayward Pickering, visit his page on Wikipedia, or his obituary here.

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