Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Obituary for Joe Egan

The whole rocketry community was saddened to hear of Joe's passing last Wednesday. Today, Rocketry Planet has posted his obituary from the NYT. I learned that Joe was, aside from being TRA/NAR's lead in our legal efforts, a nuclear engineer-turned-lawyer who led Nevada’s legal campaign to block a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain. He was a very dedicated individual, arranging for his ashes to be spread at site he worked with the words “radwaste buried here only over my dead body.”