Frederick N. Rasmussen | Aug. 23, 2013 | The Baltimore Sun
Robert S. Kraemer, former director of planetary exploration for NASA who was also an expert in rocket engines, died Tuesday at Brightview Assisted Living in Catonsville of complications from a fall. He was 84.
The son of a citrus rancher and a homemaker, Robert Samuel Kraemer was born in Fullerton, Calif., and raised in Placentia, Calif. He was a 1946 graduate of Fullerton High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 in aeronautical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.