Leland Belew

Reader note: Leland Belew died Friday afternoon after a long illness. He was 83. Mr. Belew joined the the Von Braun team in 1951 and 1958 he was appointed Manager of Engine Programs for MSFC where he was responsible for engine development for a variety of vehicles including the Saturn V. Mr. Belew was later Apollo Applications (Apollo-Soyuz) Manager and Manager of the Skylab program at MSFC. Mr. Belew was Deputy Director of Science and Engineering at MSFC when he retired from NASA.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday June 10, 2008, at Laughlin Service Funeral Home in Huntsville, Alabama. Visitation will also be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the First Chrisitan Church of Huntsville. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Skylab Restoration Project through the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

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