Looking Back: Six Decades Engineering Peace

Looking Back: Six Decades Engineering Peace

by Daniel J. Fink
     
 
A brilliant thinker and outstanding leader, Daniel Fink details his sixty years of innovations and achievements as an aeronautical and aerospace engineer. His was a life of overcoming obstacles, from a crippling polio at the age of fourteen, to engineering an anti-ballistic missile program to protect the United States from the threat of nuclear holocaust. With

Overview

A brilliant thinker and outstanding leader, Daniel Fink details his sixty years of innovations and achievements as an aeronautical and aerospace engineer. His was a life of overcoming obstacles, from a crippling polio at the age of fourteen, to engineering an anti-ballistic missile program to protect the United States from the threat of nuclear holocaust. With uncommon honesty and an irreverent wit, this memoir reveals his innermost thoughts and feelings: awe and terror while watching one of the earliest atmospheric nuclear detonations from a C-47 at 15,000 feet; insights from his key position in the Pentagon's Department of Defense during the most dangerous period of the Cold War; pride in his General Electric Space Division team whose contributions to the Apollo program helped make the manned moon landings possible. We cannot help but admire his lifelong tenacity in educating the public about and promoting the intelligent use of our space technology for international cooperation and peace. This was a man who lived deeply, whose passion was to make a difference in the planet he loved so well, and whose joy was in that success. Daniel Fink was a remarkable man, and his is an unforgettable story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016700618
Publisher:
Gorham Printing
Publication date:
05/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

With over 60 years in aerospace engineering and management, Daniel J. Fink spent a professional lifetime in service to our country. He enthusiastically and continuously took on a leadership role. His contributions ranged across government, industry and academia, from key positions in the Department of Defense, to working with NASA, to heading up General Electric's Aerospace Group. He also served as chairman of many advisory boards, including the Defense Science Board and the NASA Advisory Council. While Dan received many prestigious awards over a lifetime of achievement, he counted among his greatest pleasures his loving family: his wife of 61 years, Tobie, their three children, and six grandchildren.

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