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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Aerospace Community Mourns the Passing of Marcellinus “Art” Orf, Engineer on Mercury and Gemini Spacecraft

Marcellinus Arthur "Art" Orf April 4, 1930 - April 7, 2014

Marcellinus “Art” Orf, of St. Peters, Missouri, died on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the age of 84.  Art proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was an Electrical Engineer at McDonnell Douglas for 33 years before he retired in 1992. One of the highlights of his career was working with the astronauts on the Mercury and Gemini Space Programs in Florida in 1964-1965. Art was a strong, caring, religious and intelligent man, who devoted his life to loving and providing for his family. Art was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

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