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Maxime Faget

17 Oct 2004

Astronaut Frank Borman (left)
and Max Faget in an Apollo command module. Photo: NASA
Maxime Faget, Spacecraft Designer (10 Oct 2004)

Max Faget has the best job I have ever imagined: spacecraft designer. Sure, many of us have probably drawn fanciful pictures of what we think a space ship should look like, but Faget's designs actually flew. The fact that they flew 40 years ago should make us wonder what we've been doing in the meantime, exactly. 

You can read more about Max Faget at the following pages on NASA's web site:

Max Faget Obituary
Max Faget Biography