Apollo Guidance Computer Activities

AGC biography - George Low

low.jpg (5114 bytes)George Low

George Low entered Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). His education was interrupted by the war and from 1944 to 1946, in which he served in the U.S. Army. After military service Low returned to RPI and received his Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering degree in 1948 and MS in aeronautical engineering in 1950.  After this, Low joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

During the summer and autumn of 1958, preceding the formation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Low worked on a planning team to organize the new agency.  In October 1958, Low transferred to the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C.,where he served as Chief of Manned Space Flight. In February 1964, Low transferred to NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, and served as Deputy Center Director. In April 1967, following the Apollo 204 fire, he was named Manager of the Apollo Spacecraft Program Office  where he was responsible for directing the changes to the Apollo spacecraft necessary to make it flight worthy.

George Low became NASA Deputy Administrator in December 1969 and became one of the leading figures in the early development of the Space Shuttle, the Skylab program, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.


NASA Biography of George Low.

-- A.B., Jan 2002.