Chamberlin, James Arthur

BASc, DIC, PEng 
3T6 Mechanical 
Inducted: 1978 

James Arthur Chamberlin (1915-1981) contributed greatly to aviation in Canada and to manned spaceflight in the United States. While in Canada, he was directly responsible for the design of the CF-100, the C-102 and the CF-105 Arrow aircraft.

He left Canada to join NASA in the United States where his skills and experience were applied to the teamwork necessary to complete the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft. He played a guiding role in one of this century’s greatest goals: Project Apollo.


  • His significant contribution to advancing human traversing of space
  • NASA medals for outstanding service and exceptional scientific achievement
  • Engineering Alumni Medal