Eduardo San Juan - Filipino Inventor:
Eduardo San Juan - Education & Awards:
Eduardo San Juan - On a Personal Note:
When my Father submitted the conceptual design for the Lunar Rover he submitted it via Brown Engineering, a company owned by Lady Bird Johnson.
During the final test demonstration to select one design from various submissions, his was the only one that worked. Thus, his design won the NASA Contract.
His overall concept and design of the Articulated Wheel System was considered brilliant. Each wheel appendage was mounted not underneath the vehicle, but were placed outside the body of the vehicle and each was motorized. Wheels could work independently of the others. It was designed to negotiate crater ingress and egress. The other vehicles did not make it into or out of the test crater.
Our Father, Eduardo San Juan, was a very positively charged creative who enjoyed a healthy sense of humor.