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RE: [advisors] Remembering William H. Pickering, Former Director of JPL



I have had calls from several old friends today, concerning the passing of
Wm. Pickering
on Monday.   It was also reported in the Chicago Tribune this morning that
his Mr. Pickering's
son passed away two days earlier.

This now leaves James Van Allen at 90 as the surviving member of the famous
photograph of
the Explorer 1 model hoisted above their heads.

My condolensences to the family.

G. Beat
w9gb

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Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 22:09:16 -0500
From: "Tom Clark" <w3iwi@toad.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Remembering William H. Pickering, Former Director of JPL

This sad note came out from NASA HQ today -- Tom
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Point of Contact: Bob Jacobs, Code PM, 202-358-1600
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NASA Remembers William H. Pickering, Former Director of JPL

Dr. William H. Pickering, a central figure in the U.S. space
program and former director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL), Pasadena, Calif., passed away Monday of pneumonia at his
home in La Canada Flintridge, Calif. He was 93.
[snip]
His widow, Inez Chapman Pickering, and daughter, Elizabeth
Pickering Mezitt, survive him.


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