Kelly, Thomas (1930–2002)
A native of Brooklyn, Kelly earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University (1951) and a M.S. in the same field from Columbia University (1956). After graduating from Cornell, he joined Grumman as a propulsion engineer and later did the same job at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, when he was called up for military service. He worked as a space propulsion engineer for Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Space Division in 1958–59, then returned to Grumman, where he stayed until his retirement in 1992. His experiences in building the LM are recounted in his book, Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lander Module (2001).
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