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Robert Winglee, 1958-2020: UW's 'Rocket Man' Launched Thousands of Space and Science Careers | GeekWire

2021-01-24 00:00:00

The global aerospace community and students across the Northwest have lost a researcher, mentor and "Rocket Man" who inspired and guided thousands of young people toward careers in the stars. That's what colleagues and friends of the late Robert Winglee, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, said during a virtual memorial service held last weekend. The UW's Roger Buick, professor of Earth and space sciences, and Irene Svete, a public information specialist at the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, are quoted.

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