Fritz Zwicky

Pioneering astrophysicist, first to identify supernovas, neutron stars, cosmic rays and ‘dark matter’

John W. Young

Commanded the first shuttle flight, the first person to enter space six times

Fred L. Whipple

Established the first optical tracking system for satellites, proposed the ‘dirty snowball’ theory of comet formation

Guenter Wendt

Guenter Wendt

Guenter Wendt (1923-2010): John Glenn gave this German-American the nickname, ‘der Fuehrer of der Launch Pad.’ Guenter Wendt, an engineer for McDonnell Aircraft, oversaw launch pad activities in both the […]