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Apollo Engineer: Science Not About Being a Geek

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October 12, 2012
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Hal Walker Jr., a pioneering African-American engineer, invented the laser technology Apollo 11 took to the Moon to measure the distance to Earth. The 79-year-old runs an after-school program to get minority students excited about science.


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