Robert S. Kraemer

 

 

Age: 84

 

Summary: former director of planetary exploration for NASA from 1970 to 1990 who had worked on designing rocket engines and oversaw the successful completion of 12 missions to launch spacecraft into the solar system to study its planets, moons, and more as he faced political, financial and technical challenges in managing an unprecedented burst of planetary exploration that produced groundbreaking results.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a fall

 

Born: October 21, 1928

 

Died: August 20, 2013

 

Location: Catonsville, Maryland