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A few uncommon engineers: They include giants, heroes, millionaires, and mavericks — Some in the public eye and others who are not

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In 1973 he set a world record for time in space: 60 days orbiting the earth during the second Skylab mission. He has roared into space aboard the shuttle Columbia. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in California, and today he is a vice president of Teledyne Brown Engineering, where he directs a staff of more than 600 in the company's Space Programs Division in Huntsville, Ala.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 11 )