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The Huntsville Times reports that NASA engineer George Hopson died Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2013). He was 86.
He began his engineering career at General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas from 1954-1962, then returned home to Alabama to begin a distinguished 45 year career at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.

He held numerous positions at NASA including Fluid Dynamics Branch Chief, Structures and Thermal Branch Chief, Skylab Analysis Lab Director, Space Systems Chief Engineer, Space Transportation Systems Chief Engineer, Space Station Projects Office Manager, Deputy Director for Space Systems, Space Shuttle Main Engine Manager, and NASA Technical Fellow for Propulsion.

He received significant recognition throughout his career including the Exceptional Service Award, two Outstanding Leadership Awards, two Presidential Rank Awards, the Distinguished Service Award and induction into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.

A 2010 NASA oral history with George Hopson can be found here.

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Probably the nicest person on this planet. For all of his achievements, there was no ego at all. George Hopson (or just "Hopson" as he'd answer the phone) will be missed...

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