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Rocco Petrone, NASA and "Apollo" Program ex-director, died
Los Angeles, USA - He was one of the protagonists of the first mission to the Moon in 1969
Rocco Petrone, ex-director of "Apollo" space program (1969-72) and of "Apollo"-"Soyuz" joint mission (1972-73), died at 80 years of age. After working in several Army missile programs, in 1960 he was employed by NASA to work in Saturn project and his support was fundamental for the development of launch infrastructures and equipments. Then he was launch operations director at the Cape Canaveral’s b...
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