John Hodge (engineer)

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John Hodge
John Hodge before the Gemini 4 mission.
Born10 February 1929
Died19 May 2021(2021-05-19) (aged 92)
Alma materNorthampton Engineering College, University of London
Scientific career

John Dennis Hodge (10 February 1929 – 19 May 2021)[1] was a British-born aerospace engineer. He worked for the CF-105 Avro Arrow jet interceptor project in Canada.

In 1959, he became a member of NASA's Space Task Group, which later became the Johnson Space Center. During his NASA career, he worked as a flight director and planner.[2]

When he returned to NASA in the 1980s, he worked as a manager on the Space Station Freedom project, which later became the International Space Station. He also was an administrator at the United States Department of Transportation.

Hodge died on 19 May 2021 in Herndon, Virginia, aged 92.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Leinfelder, Andrea (2021-05-28). "NASA flight director John Hodge remembered for dodging disaster in Gemini 8 mission". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  2. "Hodge, John D." (PDF). NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project Biographical Data Sheet.

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