On Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, Mr. Frank Klatt of St. Marys spoke
to Mr. Ellinger’s American History “C” class.
Klatt was a rocket science engineer beginning in the early days of the
moon missions. The rockets he worked on
powered both the moon landings and the nuclear warhead-tipped Inter-Continental
Ballistic Missiles during the “Cold War” period. He was involved in the development of ramjet
engine projects; supersonic cruise missiles; Titan rocket engines; USAF
Ballistic Missiles; Thor/Delta Rocket Engines; and the Space Shuttle. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the
University of Wisconsin, and Masters degrees in both aeronautical and
mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. At the age of 84, Mr. Klatt winters in
Florida, where he lectures at the Florida Aerospace Museum in Lakeland.