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Paul C. Donnelly
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Official NASA portrait, 1969
Born (1923-03-28)March 28, 1923
Died March 12, 2014(2014-03-12) (aged 90)
Known for Apollo launch operations management
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2)
NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (3)
NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal
Scientific career
Fields Guided missiles, electrical engineering
Institutions 1942–45: National Hydraulic Lab

1946–58: Navy Bur. of Ordnance
1958–64: LOD-Cape Canaveral
1964–78: Kennedy Space Center

1978–89: United Space Boosters, Inc.
Influences Hugh L. Dryden
Influenced George Page, Robert Sieck

Paul Charles Donnelly (March 28, 1923 - March 12, 2014) was an American guided missile pioneer and a senior NASA manager. He was the manager during the Apollo moon landing program at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Donnelly helped develop the U.S. Navy's Bat, the first "smart bomb" in the history of warfare. He was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Donnelly died on March 12, 2014 in Melbourne, Florida, aged 90.

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