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Al Hibbs
Albert Roach Hibbs (October 19, 1924 – February 24, 2003) was an American mathematician and physicist affiliated with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He was known as "The Voice of JPL" due to his gift for explaining advanced science in simple terms. He helped establish JPL's Space Science Division in 1960 and later served as its first chief. He was the systems designer for Explorer 1, the USA's first satellite, and helped establish the framework for exploration of the Solar System through the 1960s. Hibbs qualified as an astronaut in 1967 and was slated to be a crew member of Apollo 25, but he ultimately did not go to the Moon due to the Apollo program ending after the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Hibbs earned bachelor's degree in physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1945, having attended Caltech under the sponsorship of the US Navy's V-12 program. He then obtained a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1947.
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Born: 1924, Akron
Died: 2003, Pasadena

Alternate Names: Hibbs, Albert R., 1924-2003, Higgs, Al, 1924-2003, Hibbs, Albert Roach, 1924-2003, Khibs, A., 1924-2003, Hibbs, A. R. (Albert R.), 1924-2003, Albert Roach Hibbs, Albert Hibbs
Occupation(s): science communicator, mathematician, physicist, Mathematicians
Field(s) of Work: space technology, quantum mechanics, physics, mathematics
Employer(s): Jet Propulsion Laboratory