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AARON COHEN Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M University Professor Aaron Cohen received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1952 and an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1958. He received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology (1982) and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from University of Houston-Clear Lake (UH-CL) (1989). In August 1993, Professor Cohen was appointed H.B. Zachry Professor of Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he taught senior mechanical engineering design. In August 2000 he became a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering. Professor Cohen served as Director of NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, culminating a career that began there in 1962. He held several positions leading to his appointment as Manager of the Command and Service Module in the Apollo Spacecraft Program Office. In 1972, he was named Space Shuttle Orbiter Project Manager, responsible for design,
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