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Name: Harmon, Timothy

Historical Note:

Tim Harmon graduated with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University in January 1963. He received a MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Southern California and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Harmon joined the Boeing Company's Rocketdyne Division in 1963 and spent forty-two years there working in rocket propulsion applications with twenty-five years as project engineer team leader. He was involved in ten Rocketdyne engine development campaigns ranging from large booster engines to small spacecraft control engines. In the Apollo Program, Harmon worked on development of the lunar module ascent and command module attitude control engines.

Harmon retired from The Boeing Company as the chief systems engineer on the MB-XX Program, a cryogenic upper stage propulsion system.

Sources: Biographical information provided by Mr. Timothy Harmon and also from: Rahman, Shamim A. and Steven Fisher,  Remembering the Giants - Apollo Rocket Propulsion Development, NASA History Division, NASA SP-2009-4545, 2009.
Note Author: Tracy Grimm

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