"Robert L. Sackheim May 16, 1937 - December 22, 2013. Robert L. Sackheim lost his battle with respiratory illness, his family by his bedside. He's survived by wife Babette, daughter Karen (Gary), son Andrew (Lindsey), grandchildren Adam, Madison, Benett. Bob worked at TRW and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center(Assistant Center Director/Chief Engineer for Space Propulsion)."
"During his distinguished career, Bob wrote more than 150 technical papers, contributed to four books on rocket propulsion and holds eight patents in spacecraft propulsion/control systems technologies. In Marshall's 40-plus years Bob was only the third inductee to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. He received numerous awards/honors from TRW, NASA, academic/aerospace communities and from organizations/colleagues worldwide. Bob leaves behind a generation of aerospace engineers who have benefitted from his mentorship as a university professor and a frequent lecturer/author. He'll be remembered as a person always eager to pass along his knowledge/expertise and experience."