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Wilmot N. Hess
Died when: 77 years 183 days
Star Sign: Libra
Wilmot N. Hess (October 16, 1926 – April 16, 2004) was an American physicist who was involved with many ambitious scientific projects of the 20th century, including: the Plowshares project, the NASA Apollo moon missions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hurricane research and oil spill cleanup research, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) weather modification research, and the US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project. Dr. Hess retired as the Associate Director of the US Department of Energy, of which he was first elected in 1976. Hess lived in California, and died on April 16, 2004 at the age of 77, of leukemia.