Jack Kinzler

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Birthday
9, 1920
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 4, 2014 (94)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1920
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 4, 2014 (94)

About

Popularly known as "Mr. Fix It," he was chief of the Technical Services Center at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. He is famous for creating the solar shield that rescued the space station Skylab.

Before Fame

He was an avid builder of model planes and flew them competitively.

Trivia

He created the golf club head used by NASA astronaut Alan Shepard during his golf drives on the moon.

Family Life

His father was an inventor and photoengraver.

Associated With

He and astronaut Harrison Schmitt were both awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1973.