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Transcript of Robert Shurney
Dr. Robert Ellerston Shurney was born December 29, 1920
Robert Shurney was employed at NASA he accomplished several major and significant tasks for NASA
Tennessee State University Bachelor's in Physics and Electrical Engineering
Field of Endeavor
Marshall Space Flight Center Engineer for NASA
After his mother died at a young age he was raised by grandparents in San Bernardino, California
Vance Shurney and St. Clair Weston Shurney.
Masters in Physics at Columbia Pacific Academy
At the age of 65 he earned a Doctorate in Physics
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Director for NASA's KC- 135 Aircraft Operations
Designed the tires for the moon buggy used during the Apollo 15 mission in 1972.
His ingenious design used wire mesh in the place of rubber to save weight, yet still provide the needed flexibility.