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Saturday, December 20th, 2014

7 Black Scientists and Engineers Who Helped Make Space Travel Possible

robert shurney

Robert Shurney (1921-2007)

Dr. Robert Shurney was a physicist from Tennessee State University, who worked at NASA. As a Marshall Space Flight Center engineer, he accomplished several major and significant tasks for NASA, including designing the tires for the moon buggy used during the Apollo 15 mission in 1972. His ingenious design used wire mesh in the place of rubber to save weight, yet still provide the needed flexibility.

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  1. Hiding our history, things our kids need to know, how much we as blacks have done for this country

  2. Must

  3. Amazing !!

  4. Brilliance! It is imperative that we bring this information to the light, as opposed to using our 'free time' to research foolishness. Family heritage night is something I will be practicing with my family as my children get older to the 'age of understanding' so they KNOW THE TRUTH! That's our responsibility as parents, teachers, family, friends, brother and sisters, most importantly, COMMUNITY!

  5. AWESOME!!!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    To be fair, many Asian, Hispanic, and White scientists/ engineers also helped with the Space Program.

  7. Why does this upload read as if some White person did it , I read the first and second entries , and had to say CHRISTINE DARDEN CHANGED AERODYNAMICS IN ALL THE WORLD TO THIS VERY SECOND WITH HER GENIUS, AND BOB SHURNEY MADE TIRE ENGINEERING THAT WAS TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE AND HIS IDEAS ARE STILL WHAT IS USED ON EVERY RUBBER INSTRUMENT FROM BELTS FOR YOUR CAR OR FURNACE OR FAN TO PADDING FOR YOUR BRACKETS TO TIRES ON EVERYTHING.WE DO THIS ALL OUR LIVES.

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