Walter McAfee

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Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1990) was an African-American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana.[1]

Biography[edit]

McAfee graduated from Wiley College with a BS in mathematics in 1934, and received an master's degree at Ohio State University in 1937. He subsequently took a job in 1939 teaching physics in Columbus, Ohio.[2]

He enrolled at the Electronics Research Command at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, in May 1942, and it was here that he participated in Project Diana.[2]

McAfee died at his home in lake como , New Jersey), on February 18, 1995.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Astronomers of the African Diaspora". University of Buffalo. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Spangenburg, Ray; Moser, Diane (2003). African Americans in Science, Math, and Invention. Infobase Publishing. p. 175. ISBN 9781438107745. 

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