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Pickering, William Hayward

Line breaks: Wil|liam Hay|ward Pick|er¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪkərɪŋ
 
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Definition of Pickering, William Hayward in English:

( 1910–2004), New Zealand-born American engineer, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology 1954–76. During his directorate the laboratory launched America’s first satellite, Explorer I (1958), and several unmanned probes to the moon and planets.

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