Boston Globe: MITRE Among Mass.’s Apollo 11 Contributors

July 13, 2019

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong made history when he declared the lunar landing a "giant leap for mankind." But before he could speak those words from hundreds of thousands of miles away, MITRE engineers in Houston provided objective insight into the design of key parts of NASA's Apollo control systems.

In the Boston Globe, John Quilty, one of the first eight MITRE engineers in the Houston office—who went on to become Senior Vice President and General Manager of MITRE's Washington Center for Command, Control, and Communications, the precursor to the company's National Security Engineering Center—reflected on MITRE’s work and his time in Houston.

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