- Category : 1908-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (5,22,34,35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 3
American aerospace engineer who played an important part in the United States space program. He was a longtime manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). He was instrumental in the planning of the Apollo, Ranger, Mariner, Surveyor, and Voyager missions, and named the Apollo program after the Greek and Roman God.
Silverstein retired from NASA in 1970 in order to take a position with Republic Steel Corporation. In 1984, NASA named Silverstein an "Elder Statesman of Aviation." On 14 August 1997, he received the prestigious Guggenheim Medal for "significant contributions to the advancement of flight."
Silverstein died on 1 June 2001, aged 92, in his home in Fairview Park, Ohio. In 2014, the National Aviation Hall of Fame announced that Silverstein would be inducted into the "Class of 2015" along with aviation pioneers Robert Cardenas, Robert N. Hartzell, and Gene Kranz.