Charles Stark Draper

Engineer, Inventor

1901 – 1987

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Who was Charles Stark Draper?

Charles Stark "Doc" Draper was an American scientist and engineer, known as the "father of inertial navigation". He was the founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Instrumentation Laboratory, later renamed the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, which made the Apollo moon landings possible through the Apollo Guidance Computer it designed for NASA.

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Born
Oct 2, 1901
Windsor
Also known as
  • father of inertial navigation
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Physics
    (1928 - 1938)
  • Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Physics
    (1926 - 1928)
  • Stanford University
    (1919 - )
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Electrochemical Engineering
    (1922 - 1926)
Employment
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lived in
  • United States of America
Died
Jul 25, 1987
Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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