Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hub Knittel and Lunar Observer (1966-1968)

Catherine Kolonko
Carmel Valley News
San Diego News Network

A few years before the historic moon landing of 1969, a team of Boeing engineers working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Pasadena guided an unmanned spacecraft to the moon to map the landscape for future United States astronauts.

Research engineer Hub Knittel of Torrey Pines wrote the computer software that managed electrical power on Lunar Orbiter 1. That spacecraft, one of five under NASA’s Lunar Orbiter project, took the first photograph of Earth from the moon orbit.

Read the Feature HERE.

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