Charles Stark Draper

Born: 1901
Birthplace: Windsor, Mo.

Gyroscopic apparatus—Draper developed a spinning gyroscope, stabilizing U.S. Navy antiaircraft gun-sights which led to an inertial guidance system for launching long-range missiles at supersonic jet targets. His Instrumentation Lab at MIT contributed to Project Apollo and men on the moon. (1981)


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