Death of Noel Hinners

December 25, 1925 - September 5, 2014
Littleton, Colorado | Age 88

Former NASA scientist dies at 78
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SADIE GURMAN, The Associated Press

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.

Hinners' brother Bill Hinners said Saturday that Hinners died Friday after battling a brain tumor. He was 78.

Hinners began his meteoric space career in 1963 by helping plan the lunar exploration, and he was just 33 when...

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