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Robert Pearlman

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From the Associated Press:
As a longtime engineer for Grumman Corp., Joel Schacter helped design parts for the space vehicle that landed man on the moon.

Today, the 65-year-old aerospace expert earns a more down-to-earth living, climbing onto roofs and slithering into crawl spaces as surely the most overqualified home inspector in the Poconos.


Schacter's team designed a number of components of the Lunar Excursion Module, or LEM, including the footpads, a mechanism that opened its spindly legs and the ladder astronaut Neil Armstrong descended in 1969 before taking his "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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