Jack Garman, American computer engineer and NASA official, Died at 72


John Royer “Jack” Garman was born on September 11, 1944, and died on September 20, 2016.

He was a computer engineer,

John was the former senior NASA executive and a noted key figure of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

When he was a young specialist on duty during the final descent stage on 20 July 1969 he dealt with a series of computer alarms which could have caused the mission to be aborted.

During 2000, Garman left NASA and became a part of the OAO Corporation.

Then two years later OAO was bought by Lockheed Martin and Garman became Lockheed Martin’s technical director of NASA services, in charge of technical support for the company’s contractual activities with NASA.

John died due to bone marrow cancer.

Jack Garman passed away at 72 years old.