Wilbur L. Mayo (About)
World Science Database Profile
Wilbur Mayo was in the Theoretical Mechanics Division of NACA when it became NASA. His NACA publications included seaplane landings, flexible airframes, and rocket impact of vehicles with shaped surface. His NASA internal reports included error ellipses for landing on the moon, hydrodynamic forces in water landings of spacecraft, and energy requirements for Lunar and Martian Missions. He was a Technical Monity for Lunar Orbiter photographing of potential Apollo landing sites and another of the mission control part of chemical society report on Lunar Orbiter Mission Design and Control. He was a Technical Monitor for the Viking mission to Mars.