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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " WALTER McAFEE " WAS A SCIENTIST AND ASTRONOMER NOTABLE FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD'S FIRST LUNAR RADAR ECHO EXPERIMENT WITH PROJECT DIANA : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Walter McAfee


Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African-American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana.[1]

Biography

McAfee graduated from Wiley College in 1934, and received an MS 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]
McAffee died at his home in South Belmar (now known as Lake Como, New Jersey), on February 18, 1995.[2]