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One Giant Leap ~ Celebrating Apollo 11: Sheldon Buck

By Meredith McCulloch

Sheldon Buck graduated from MIT in 1958 with a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics; he worked at MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, Earth and Planetary Science Department, and then The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, now Draper Lab.  

He writes, “My early work at the MIT Instrumentation Lab was performing missile guidance work for US Air Force programs: Atlas, Titian 2, and Minuteman 3. “Polaris became the core of Apollo,” he explained. “The concepts we learned on Polaris basically were the key points up through Apollo.”

July 20, 2019 https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/07/one-giant-leap-celebrating-apollo-11-sheldon-buck/

One Giant Leap ~ Celebrating Apollo 11: Val Asbedian

By Meredith McCulloch

The late Val Asbedian earned a Master’s in Fluid Mechanics at MIT in 1964 and another Master’s in Math from Adelphi University. He and his wife Nancy moved to Houston in1966 where he worked for TRW on the Lunar Module. It was originally called the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) but then ultimately there was no “excursion.”

July 18, 2019 https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/07/one-giant-leap-celebrating-apollo-11-val-asbedian/

One Giant Leap ~ Celebrating Apollo 11: Rich Daugherty

By Meredith McCulloch

Rich Daugherty attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana where he majored in mathematics.  After school he went to work at the North American Aviation Division of Rocketdyne.
 
Part of his job in 1963 was to build and run a simulator lunar excursion control module. His team built a training ground based on the terrain in Iceland that was seen as the closest on Earth to the surface of the moon.

July 17, 2019 https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/07/one-giant-leap-celebrating-apollo-11-rich-daugherty/

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.

July 16, 2019 https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/07/one-giant-leap-celebrating-apollo-11-bard-crawford/

One Giant Leap ~ Celebrating Apollo 11: Aldie Johnson

By Meredith McCulloch

The late Aldie Johnson attended Iowa State University, earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He went to Avco in 1957 where he became the Department Head of the Structures Department at Avco Rad in Wilmington. He was responsible for Experimental Testing at the time AVCO was developing the heat shields for Apollo.

July 16, 2019 https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/07/one-giant-leap-celebrating-apollo-11-aldie-johnson/