John Houbolt Autograph

John Cornelius Houbolt (April 10, 1919 – April 15, 2014) was an aerospace engineer credited with leading the team behind the lunar orbit rendezvous (LOR) mission mode, a concept that was used to successfully land humans on the Moon and return them to Earth. This flight path was chosen for the Apollo program in July 1962. The critical decision to use LOR was viewed as vital to ensuring that man reached the Moon by the end of the decade as proposed by President John F. Kennedy. In the process, LOR saved time and billions of dollars by efficiently using the rocket and spacecraft technologies. More about John Houbolt

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Houbolt was born in Altoona, Iowa in 1919. He spent part of his childhood in Joliet, Illinois, where he attended Joliet Central High School and Joliet Junior College. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, earning a B.S. in 1940 and an M.S. degree in 1942, both in Civil Engineering. He later received a Ph.D. degree in Technical Sciences in 1957 from ETH Zurich. Houbolt began his career at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1942, and stayed on at NASA after it succeeded NACA. From 1963 to 1976, he worked for a consulting firm, Aeronautics Research Associates, then returned to NASA until retirement in 1985.

Houbolt was an engineer at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and he was one of the most vocal of a minority of engineers who supported LOR in a campaign that lasted from 1960 to 1962. Once this mode was chosen in 1962, many other aspects of the mission were significantly based on this fundamental design decision. He was a guest at Mission control for the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Read even more about John Houbolt at Wikipedia

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The most expensive item with a signature of John Houbolt (NASA John C. Houbolt signed autograph cover NASA Scientist John Houbolt Signed) was sold in March 2016 for $300.00 while the cheapest item (John Houbolt NASA Engineer Signed Postal Cover) found a new owner for $0.99 in July 2010. The month with the most items sold (2) was June 2010 with an average selling price of $6.76 for an autographed item of John Houbolt. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in March 2016 with $300.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $4.99 was September 2013. In average, an autographed item from John Houbolt is worth $19.95.

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