World-Renowned Space Scientist Frederick Ordway III Dies at 87

World-Renowned Space Scientist Frederick Ordway III Dies at 87

Frederick Ordway III, a prominent space scientist, died at the age of 87 on Tuesday. Ordway has helped sending Americans to the moon and has played an important role in the Apollo lunar program.

Ordway's relatives did not reveal details of the cause of the death. Recently, Ordway was working on an exhibition with regard to movie scheduled to be released in 2015 at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

Daughter Aliette Marisol Lambert loved his field. Lambert shared that Ordway's top goal was for the world to keep its eyes on the universe. "That was his goal in life. It was to help people keep the love of space alive; getting to the moon was his stepping stone to getting to Mars", further stated Lambert.

Dr. Deborah Barnhart, Executive director of the U. S. Space and Rocket Center, said Ordway was one of the Rocket Center's best friends. They will always appreciate Ordway's work and life. He has his complete life to encourage advancement of civilization and knowledge and that is really commendable, affirmed Barnhart.

Ordway has worked with Wernher von Braun in the 1950s for on missile systems. He also wrote more than 30 books and has served as a technical adviser on the film, `2001: A Space Odyssey'.

Ordway's family asked well-wishers to contribute in his memory to the U. S. Space and Rocket Center Foundation. The donations would be used to support the 2001 Space Odyssey Exhibit.

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