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James Jim Madewell
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Jim Madewell of Mission Viejo, Calif., died June 16. He was born May 30, 1933 in Chattanooga to parents Bryan and Hester Madewell. He is a graduate of Central High School in Chattanooga and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston in Texas, and a master’s of science in engineering from the University of Alabama.Jim started his 50 year aerospace career at NASA in 1956 as a young engineering manager on Werner Von Braun’s Apollo-Saturn 5 Launch Vehicle team at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., during the infancy of the nation’s space program.