Hubert E. “Pete” Smith joined the Air Force at 17 where he worked as a radio operator and loaded planes for the bombing missions in the Korean War. He died Nov. 10 at his home in New Market. He was 90. Smith worked more than 30 years with NASA and he was responsible for much of the electrical design and wiring of the Space Shuttle.

Survivors include his two daughters, Jeanna Duke and Kerri Cagle; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and his nephew, Buford Jr. Smith. He was predeceased by his wife, Carol J. Monk Smith.

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