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    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Director Rocco Petrone Signed Photo. A very important NASA leader during the years of the "Moon Race." While an Army engineer, Petrone helped develop the Redstone rocket used in the first two Mercury missions. Upon his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in 1966, he worked at NASA presiding over the Saturn V development and launch operations and was promoted to Director of Launch Operations later that year, then director of the entire Apollo program, and eventually the third (and the first non-German) director at Marshall. This 8" x 10" NASA glossy B&W photo with a printed caption on verso was issued in 1966 and is signed: "Rocco H. Petrone". Only the second autograph of Petrone that Heritage has offered. Very fine.

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    November, 2015
    6th Friday
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