Edmund F. O'Connor

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Maj. Edmund F. O'Connor was director of Program Management at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. He was responsible for the technical and administrative management of Saturn launch vehicle programs and that portion of the Saturn/Apollo Applications Program assigned to Marshall. O’Connor was born on March 31, 1922 in Fitchburg, Mass. He graduated from West Point in 1943, he has a bachelor of science in both military engineering and in aeronautical engineering. During World War II, O’Connor served in Italy with the 495th Bombardment Group, and held several other military assignments around the world. In 1962 he went to Norton Air Force Base, as deputy director of the Ballistic Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command. He remained in that position until 1964 when he became director of Industrial Operations (later designated Program Management) at Marshall Space Flight Center.