Bossart, Karel J. (1904–1975)
Karel Bossart was a Belgian-born engineer who emigrated to the United States
before World War II and became involved in the development of rocket technology
at Convair Corp. In the 1950s he was largely responsible for designing the Atlas with a very thin, internally
pressurized fuselage instead of massive struts and a thick metal skin.
- Martin, Richard E. The Atlas and Centaur "Steel Balloon Tanks":
A Legacy of Karel Bossart. San Diego: General Dynamics Corp., 1989.
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