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.

One Giant Leap ~ Celebrating Apollo 11: The Local Story

By Meredith McCulloch

Fifty years ago, the Apollo11 mission delivered men to the moon and back. Now, half a century later, it remains a remarkable achievement.  Over 400,000 people worked on the project. Many of them lived in the Bedford area. 

With the anniversary coming up, The Bedford Citizen has interviewed local people who contributed to the project to hear their reactions to the 50th anniversary.

Declaring Independence, 2019

By the Founders, in Congress on July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to...

New Recycling Carts Leave Nosy Neighbors Frustrated

By The Bedford Scallion

The Town rolled out (literally) their new shiny blue recycling carts this past Monday. They will allow for automated trucks to reduce the cost of collecting all our “stuff.” Some of the other benefits are that on a windy day plastics and papers won’t litter the neighborhood, all good. Also, wheels are a nice touch

There is another, possibly unexpected, result of the new carts.

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