Photos from: Watersmeet native helped send man to moon

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

FRANK KUCHEVAR of Watersmeet, holds a picture of an IMU or inertial measurement unit, Saturday, that is one component of three needed for navigating a spacecraft. The IMU, computer and the optics together provide the location and orientation of the craft. Kuchevar designed technical manuals on how to build and troubleshoot the device and taught this information to the Apollo astronauts, including Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

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