Picture of Abe Silverstein
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Abe Silverstein was born in 1908. He worked for the National Advisory
Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). He then worked for NASA when it was
formed from NACA.
Dr. Silverstein ran the Centaur program. He developed a rocket engine
that used liquid hydrogen fuel. The engines he developed were used to
help launch the
to the moon.