Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

October 13, 2004

Maxime A. Faget, 83, a pioneering aerospace engineer whose design of the original Mercury space capsule ushered the United States into the age of manned space flight, died Saturday at his home in Houston.

Besides working on the Mercury program, Mr. Faget (pronounced fah-ZHAY) contributed to the design of every manned spacecraft that followed, from Gemini and Apollo to the space shuttle, in his 35 years with NASA.

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