kids encyclopedia robot

Alan M. Lovelace facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Alan M. Lovelace
Alan Lovelace, official NASA photo portrait.jpg
Born (1929-09-04)September 4, 1929
Died April 18, 2018(2018-04-18) (aged 88)
Alma mater University of Florida in Gainesville
Scientific career
Fields Organic Chemistry
Institutions NASA

Alan Mathieson Lovelace (September 4, 1929 – April 18, 2018) was an American civil servant. He was the Deputy Administrator of NASA from July 2, 1976 to July 10, 1981.


Lovelace was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1951. He received a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry in 1952. He became a Doctor of Philosophy in 1954, also in Organic Chemistry.

Lovelace died on April 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Florida at the age of 88.


In June 1981, Lovelace was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Ronald Reagan.

NASA - Goddard News

kids search engine
Alan M. Lovelace Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.