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ColinBurgess
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It is with regret that I report the passing last month of NASA's former Chief, Flight Crew Operations Division (MSC) Warren J. North. A pilot in WWII, he worked as an engineering test pilot at Lewis Flight Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, specialising in turbojet noise research and missile design. He later participated in the formation of NASA and served on the selection panels that gave us the Mercury Seven and Group 2 astronauts, completed rigorous astronaut training with them, worked on Prjects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, and rose to one of the most important positions at NASA, that of Chief, Flight Crew Operations Divisions at what was then called the Manned Spacecraft Center (now JSC) in Houston. He retired from NASA in 1985.

Sadly, he was preparing to assist me with information on the selection of the Group 2 astronauts for my next book until illness overtook him. He passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on 10 April.

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Wow. A big loss.
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