Thursday, January 24, 2008

Project Orion Chief Named

NYT October 22, 1959
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San Diego, Calif., Oct 21 (AP) The company in charge of developing nuclear propulsion for space vehicles said today that John M. Wild, a space engineer, would direct the project, known as Orion. General Atomic Division of the General Dynamics Corporation said. Mr. Wild would come here from Tullahoma, Tenn., where he has been director of engineering for Aro Inc., which operated the Arnold Engineering Development Center for the Air Force.