Davidson Family Collection
- Event: Donated 1/18/2017
Language of Materials
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0.20 Cubic Feet
Biographical / Historical
While working at NASA, King invented the weightless chamber in which the astronauts trained for the first moon landing. Later working with Bell Helicopter and LTV Lockheed Martin, he was on the team that developed the Osprey dual flight plane now used by the Marines and led the team that developed the Gazelle helicopter with the vertical tail prop.
King retired to his home in Sabine County in 1978, where he operated a heating and air/conditioning business for many years.
Source: Starr Funeral Home, Inc. Hemphill, Texas.
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