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John C. Houbolt

John C. Houbolt at blackboard, showing his space rendezvous concept for lunar landings. Lunar Orbital Rendezvous (LOR) would be used in the Apollo program. Although Houbolt did not invent the idea of LOR, he was the person most responsible for pushing it at NASA. On July 11, 1962, Seamans and NASA Administrator James Webb announced during a press conference that LOR had been chosen as the primary mission mode for manned moon landing.

 

Image # : L-1962-05848

Date: July 24, 1962

 

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