On his 100th trip around the sun, the secret to David Altman’s (Ph.D. ’43, Chem) long and illustrious life isn’t rocket science. At least, not entirely.
“I just went with the flow, whichever way it went,” he said. “I had a good time, and I enjoyed myself!”
It’s a strategy that seems to have worked well for Altman, who will officially become a centenarian in February. His dizzying number of accomplishments in rocket science , papers written, patents held, awards won, indicate that not a moment of his 100 years was wasted His work helped advance the U.S into the space age, through the moon landings and beyond. Even in retirement, Altman continues his lifetime of curiosity and innovation, helping develop new fuel types that promise to make rockets safer and less environmentally harmful.
Happy Birthday David! Read more about David Altman here