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.

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.

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.

Annual Awards Celebrate the Work of Bedford’s Police Officers

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to share that the Bedford Police Department recently recognized several of its officers and staff at its annual awards ceremony.

On Friday, June 28, the department honored numerous individuals during a ceremony at Middlesex Community College for their outstanding police work over the last year.

Bedford’s Summer Paving Projects

Submitted by the Department of Public Works

The Bedford Department of Public Works has scheduled summer roadway reconstruction projects for several locations, starting in mid-July 2019 with Davis Road and the section of Great Road between Loomis Street and Bacon Road.

Different paving methods will be employed for various roads: Cold in Place, Cape Seal, and Reclamation.

Share Your Organization’s Events on BeTC, The Bedford Citizen’s Community Calendar

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

As The Bedford Citizen begins its eighth year, we are streamlining our Community Event calendar listing process.  With your help, The Citizen will provide excellent coverage for local events, and everyone benefits from a vibrant community calendar.

Q: What’s the key to great event coverage?
A: List your event or series in BeTC, The Bedford Citizen’s online calendar.

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