Michael A. Bafico ’69 earned an M.S. in physics from the University of Dayton. Working at Hughes Aircraft, Culver City, he was awarded a patent on a solar shield for an Anik communications satellite and put a diamond window on Venus as part of NASA’s Pioneer Venus Project. At the Skunk Works in Burbank and Palmdale, California, he had the privilege of kicking the tires on the F-117, SR-71, and was imaging systems manager for the U-2 for a term. At Raytheon in El Segundo, California, he was involved with the integration and flight test of various radars on manned and unmanned platforms. He is retired in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, with his wife of 37 years, Janet.

26 Nov 2019