Robert C. Duncan (Engineer)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1323-4375-8;
Robert C. Duncan (November 21, 1923–2003) was an American engineer and engineering manager, particularly for the US Government. He is best known for two of the programs he directed to a successful completion - guidance and control for Apollo program, and the Polaroid SX-70 camera. He received BS degrees from the United States Naval Academy (1945) and the Naval Post Graduate School (1953), and MS and PhD degrees in aeronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1951). He served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1965. He was trained as a pilot, and flew both fighters and heavy attack bombers. On the completion of his flight duties in 1960, he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He served in the Pentagon from 1960 to 1964, first as chief of space programs for the Chief of Naval Operations, and next as staff assistant director for research and engineering.
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