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Abe Silverstein, born in 1908, was an engineer who conducted rocketry
research. He originally worked for the National Advisory Committee for
Aeronautics and later for NASA.
Dr. Silverstein oversaw development of the Centaur program. Centaur was a
rocket that used liquid hydrogen as fuel. The engines developed for the
Centaur program were later used in the upper stages of the Saturn rocket
that launched the Apollo
missions to the moon.
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