A Remarkable Story About the Japanese Zero Fighter, by Roy Day
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
LeRoy “Roy” Day is an aerospace engineer, a graduate of Georgia Tech, who began his career as a Naval Officer. His early work was in the development and test of guided missiles and pilotless aircraft. During this period he worked with several German scientists who had been brought to the United States after the conclusion of World War II. He joined NASA shortly after John Glenn made the first American orbital flight in Februari 1962. He headed a group that did the initial planning for the Space Shuttle and then continued as the Deputy Director, Space Shuttle for its development and first flight. Roy Day holds advanced degrees from UCLA and MIT. He has written numerous technical papers, an autobiography Road from Hildene, as well as Manned Space Flight, personal reflections on the Space Program. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal and listed in Who’s Who in America. After retirement he lived with his wife Mary in Rockville, Maryland. His beloved wife died in 2014.