Eugene L. Hutchins, 75, Feb. 15, 2010, at VNA Hospice House.
He lived in Vero Beach for 10 years, coming from Franklin, Ind.
He graduated from the University of Maine as an aeronautical design engineer. His design of an infrared radiometer to measure radiant energy was flown to the moon, where it remains.
He was employed with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in North Haven, Conn., and later retired from Rolls Royce in 1999.
Survivors include his wife, Greta E. Hutchins; son, Damien; daughter, Danielle; brothers, William and Wayne; and sisters, Joan and Vivian.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph. services: A memorial service will be in Ocala in the spring.
Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.