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Schneider, William C American engineer, at NASA 1963-1980. Mission director for seven Gemini missions; Apollo mission director 1967-1968; Skylab Program director 1968-1974.

William C. Schneider joined NASA in June 1963. He was the Gemini Mission Director for seven of the ten manned Gemini missions. From 1967-1968, he served as NASA Apollo Mission Director and Apollo Program Deputy Director for Missions. He then served from 1968-1974 as the Skylab Program Director. He then worked as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Transportation Systems for almost four years. From 1978-1980, he served as the Associate Administrator for Space Tracking and Data Systems. He received a Ph.D. in engineering from the Catholic University.

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