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1919 Born June 5 in Millburn, New Jersey
1940 Graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Physics
1945 PhD in Physics from CalTech
1947, 1948 Taught at Harvard and Princeton
1948 Hired as Director at Hughes Aircraft.
1958 VP of Aerojet in Sacramento.
1964 Became President of the University of Utah.
1971 - 1977 Serves as NASA Administrator under President Nixon and Ford. Started Space Shuttle program at NASA as well as Viking, Voyager and Skylab.
1985 consultant to President Reagan on SDI (strategi defense initiative).
1986 Challenger Accident.
1986 Nominated by President Reagan for second term as NASA administrator to guide Agency post Challenger disaster.
1988 First shuttle since Challenger disaster launched successfully.
1989 Resigns as NASA Administrator.
1991 Dies of lung canger.