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Rocco A. Petrone
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Born
Rocco Anthony Petrone

(1926-03-31)March 31, 1926
Died August 24, 2006(2006-08-24) (aged 80)
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
Military career
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1946–1966
Rank US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant colonel
Spouse(s) Ruth Holley Petrone
Children 4

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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