Karel Bossart Physicist

Birthday February 9, 1904
Birthplace Antwerp, Belgium
Death Date Aug 3, 1975 (age 71)
Birth Sign Aquarius

About

Rocket designer who created the Atlas ICBM in 1951. His rocket was launched in 1958 and he helped launch the Pioneer 10 and 11 to Jupiter and Saturn.

Before Fame

He studied aeronautical engineering at MIT after receiving a scholarship to attend.

Trivia

He was a guest on an episode of What's My Line? in 1957.

Family Life

He grew up in Belgium but resided in California after attending MIT.

Associated With

He was a fan of John Glenn.



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