Durant III, Frederick Clark (1916–2015)
Frederick Durant was an American rocket pioneer who was heavily involved in the development of missiles
and space launch vehicles between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s.
He worked for several aerospace organizations, including Bell Aircraft Corp.,
Everett Research Lab, the Naval Air Rocket Test Station, and the Maynard
Ordnance Test Station. Later, he became the director of astronautics for
the National Air and Space Museum and served as an officer for several spaceflight
organizations, including the American Rocket Society (president 1953), the
International Astronautical Federation (president 1953–56), and National
Space Club (governor 1961).
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