One Giant Leap ~ Celebrating Apollo 11: Bard Crawford

One Giant Leap ~ Celebrating Apollo 11: Bard Crawford

By Meredith McCulloch

Bard Crawford earned three degrees at MIT, ending with a doctorate in aeronautics and astronautics. After graduation, he immediately went to work at Instrumentation Laboratory (later Draper Labs) to work on the guidance and control systems for Apollo, specifically the reentry guidance system. He lived in Lexington prior to moving to Carleton Willard Village in 2009.

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One Giant Leap~ Celebrating Apollo 11: Harvey Malchow

One Giant Leap~ Celebrating Apollo 11: Harvey Malchow

By Meredith McCulloch

Harvey Malchow worked on the Apollo project from 1967 to 1970 while he was at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, a key player in the Apollo Guidance and Navigation systems development. (The I-Lab later evolved into the Draper Laboratory). Malchow’s main contribution to the project was in creating a theoretical model of the earth’s sun-lit atmosphere.

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An Obituary: Michael W. Merrick ~ Update

An Obituary: Michael W. Merrick ~ Update

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

A “Celebration of Life” honoring Michael W. Merrick will take place from 3 to 6 pm on Saturday, August 3 in the Great Room at Old Town Hall, 120 South Road, Bedford.

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