Dr. Abolghassem Ghaffari (1907-2013)

Dr. Ghaffari was a chief scientist on the Mercury Gemini and Apollo programs.  His mathematical calculations were responsible for taking man to the moon and back. He worked for NASA for those crucial years of the space race and received a medal of honor from President Nixon and the Order of Taj from the Shah of Iran.  He worked and collaborated with Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer and Wernher Von Braun.

Bio in English: ProfessorAbolghassemGhaffariBio

Voice of America program on his 105th birthday in Parsi: Voice of America

Washington Post Obituary: Washington Post Obit

Iranian.com Article

Beverly Hills proclamation

Accomplishments: Abolghassems_accomplishments

Video receiving ASPIH award in USC

Article in Iran Times in English: Abolghassem Iran_Times_English

Article in Iran Times in Parsi: Abolghassem Iran_Times_Farsi

Sherman Oaks News Obit in English: Sherman_Oaks_News

100 bday acknowledgement in Beverly Hills in English: tehran_Post