In Memory

John R. Garman

John R. Garman

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04/07/19 06:19 PM #1    

Patricia A. Keller (Harper)

Jack Garman Receiving NASA Award for saving Apollo 11 mission.

While a NASA command center engineer, Jack Garman guided the Lunar Lander descent by verbally overriding a faulty alarm that would have aborted the moon landing in 1969.  His message was radioed to Neil Armstrong, his call was correct, the Eagle computer did NOT shut down, and history was made.  More information about Jack's career is available on Wikipedia, under "Jack Garman".

Picture and information submitted by classmate Alan Nies:  "Goodby, old friend.  Rest in peace, and thanks for a job well done". 




04/08/19 01:39 PM #2    

Dr. John Baumrucker

Glad to have known such an important person. 

04/09/19 11:51 AM #3    

Bruce Maddalone

There are heroes among us. RIP Jack Garman.

04/09/19 12:29 PM #4    

Louis Linneweh

Jack, who would have guessed your important place in NASA history when we were friends as kids? Here's hoping the next NASA team to escape Earth's bonds has as much deep insight as you displayed! Well done, good friend!

04/10/19 05:54 PM #5    

George F. Bullman

I remember watching the moon landing on TV, that it was impacted by our classmate in such a dramatic fashion, and that it has gone unknown to us til now is truly remarkable. Sure does demonstrate how one person can make a difference in the events that shape history and the world we live in now.

09/21/20 08:40 PM #6    

Timothy Manders

Last February I placed Jack's name in nomination for a 2020 Dukes of Distinction award. I sincerely hope he gets it. He richly deserves this recognition even though it is posthumous.

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