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Rhode, Richard V (1904-1994) American engineer, at NASA 1925-1967, involved with air and launch vehicle research and advanced design criteria.

Richard V. Rhode received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1925 and joined the NACA as an aeronautical engineer at the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory. In 1945 he became chief of the aircraft loads division. In 1949 he transferred to the NACA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and became assistant director for research (aircraft construction and operating problems). When NASA came into existence in 1958, he became assistant director for advanced design criteria in the space vehicle technology division. There, he was responsible for advanced technology supporting the development of space vehicles. He retired in early 1967 and was awarded the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement.

Born: 1904.03.02.
Died: 1994.11.13.

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  • Launius, Roger D, NASA Chief Historian, NASA History Office Home Page, Web Address when accessed: here.

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  • Death of Richard V Rhode - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Rhode. Summary: American engineer, at NASA 1925-1967, involved with air and launch vehicle research and advanced design criteria..

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