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Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71
Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71

Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71. Dr. Finn, a New York native, spent his working life in the Washington area as a federal employee, first as a legislative assistant to Sen. Joseph D. Tydings, a Maryland Democrat. Dr. Finn worked on Capitol Hill from 1966 to 1977, in staff positions that included senior counsel for energy, science and space at the Senate Budget Committee. He then went to NASA, where he worked from 1977 to 1994. One of his proudest accomplishments was helping the agency receive...

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