Donald E. Eddy
Don Eddy is a retired professional engineer and consults with the aerospace industry. Eddy graduated from the University of Idaho in 1955 in mechanical engineering. He went on to work for the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International Corporation for 37 years. Eddy’s expertise is in the design and development of liquid propellant rocket engine turbomachinery, hot gas turbine systems, axial and centrifugal flow pumps, and filter systems. While at Rocketdyne, Eddy worked on the design and development of the Navaho, Jupiter, Thor, Atlas, and Saturn rocket engines.Eddy has many accomplishments in the rocket engine design and development field but he is most well-known for his work on NASA’s Space Shuttle Program at Rocketdyne. Eddy was the associate program manager for the production of the shuttle main engine. In this role he directed 250 engineers in turbomachinery. Eddy and his team were responsible for the gamut of shuttle main engine design and development including schedule, technical and cost performance, budgeting and all engine components. After retiring from Rocketdyne in 1992 Eddy spent time as an independent consultant for the newly formed Rocketdyne division of the Boeing Corporation. He continued to lend his expertise to the Space Shuttle main engine systems design, the Delta IV vehicle RS-68 engine, and design for advanced rocket engine systems of the RS-83 and 84 Lox-Hydrogen staged combustion cycle engines
Eddy continues to consult in the aerospace industry. He has worked with Blue Origin, LLC the aerospace company formed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to develop technologies to enable human access to space at dramatically lower cost and increased reliability. Eddy most recently worked with Aerojet Rocketdyne as an independent review team member for United State Air Force’s Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator (HBTD) and Upper Stage Engine Technology (USET) programs. Eddy and his wife Dolores were married in 1957. They currently live in Woodland Hills, California have three adult daughters, Laura, Linda and Lisa, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.