|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1915|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 2009|
At the height of the Cold War, Mr. O'Mally was sent to Cape Canaveral, Florida as General DynGeneral Dynamics as their leading Aviation Engineer after the Soviets launched a satellite into space in 1957. He hit button and launched John Glenn into orbit in his Mercury capsule. Later he played a major role in the Apollo Program after the Apollo I fire in January 1967.
At Cape Canaveral, there is a plaque bolted to the base of a streetlight on the road leading to Pad 14, the site of the Glenn launching, reads, "O'Malley's Guiding Light."
He survived by his daughter, Kathleen.
Created by: Eugene J. Henderson
Record added: Nov 14, 2009
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