After graduating from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1940, Carl Pascaloff entered the Navy. Following World War II, Pascaloff accepted a position with North American Aviation as an Aircraft Structural Analyst. In 1951, he became Contract Structures Engineer for Beech Aircraft. Two years later he became Structures Engineer for Northrop Aircraft. While working for Northrop, Pascaloff received his Masters Degree (also in Mechanical Engineering) in 1960. Soon after, he accepted a position with Delco Electronics; the company he would stay with until his retirement 29 years later. He was one of the main design engineers with the Lunar Rover Vehicle program, as his work focused primarily on the design of the wheels of the Lunar Rover vehicle. In addition, Pascaloff designed the pressure hull for GM's deep-diving research submarine, which was used by the Navy for research studies. Following the premature death of his wife in 1965, Pascaloff became a single parent of four while still continuing to contribute greatly with his designs of various vehicles.
Joanne Deltener, Gift, 2006
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This collection consists of the following: Carl Pascaloff's notes and calculations; various reports, incuding the Lunar Rover Vehicle; Stress Analysis Report - Master Sheets for the Lunar Rover Vehicle; photographs and related press release information on Apollo 15 though Apollo 17, especially the Lunar Rover Vehicle; and drawings.
Apollo Lunar Module
Lunar excursion module
Carl Pascaloff (Lunar Rover Vehicle) Papers, 2006-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives