The creative conquest of space will serve as a wonderful substitute for war.
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|Birth:||9th April, 1899|
|Death:||22nd August, 1980|
|Profession:||Aerospace Engineer, Aviator, Businessman|
James Smith "Mac" McDonnell was born in Denver, Colorado, USA. He was an American aviator, aerospace engineer and businessman. He was an aviation pioneer and founder of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, later McDonnell Douglas, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation. He earned a BS degree in Physics from Princeton University in 1921. He earned an MS degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1925. McDonnell Park in St. Louis County is named in honor of James Smith McDonnell. The Arkansas Aviation Historical Society selected McDonnell in 1980 as one of five initial inductees in the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame.
In 1980, he was awarded the NAS Award in Aeronautical Engineering from the National Academy of Sciences.
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