Charles Stark Draper

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Birthday
2, 1901
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jul 25, 1987 (85)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1901
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jul 25, 1987 (85)

About

American scientist and engineer who founded the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory where the NASA Apollo Guidance Computer was designed.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Missouri, but later transferred to Stanford where he obtained a Bachelor's in psychology. He then studied electrochemical engineering and physics at MIT.

Trivia

The Charles Stark Draper Prize was established in 1988 by the National Academy of Engineering.

Family Life

His cousin Lloyd C. Stark was Governor of Missouri.

Associated With

Jack Kilby was the first annual winner of the Charles Stark Draper prize in 1989.

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