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Rocco A. Petrone
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Rocco Anthony Petrone
March 31, 1926
Amsterdam, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 24, 2006
|Education||United States Military Academy, B.S. 1946
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, 1951
|Occupation||Director of the
Marshall Space Flight Center
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Years of service||1946–1966|
|Spouse(s)||Ruth Holley Petrone|
Rocco Anthony Petrone (March 31, 1926 – August 24, 2006) was an American mechanical engineer, U.S. Army officer and NASA official. He was director of launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) from 1966 to 1969. He was third director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center from 1973 to 1974. He retired from NASA in 1975.
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Petrone (l) and Wernher von Braun talk during preparations for the A-104 (SA-8) Saturn 1 launch at LC-37
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