Harold Masursky

Geologist, Academic

1922 – 1990

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Who was Harold Masursky?

Harold Masursky was an American geologist and astronomer.

He started his career working for the US Geological Survey and later joined NASA as a senior science member. He was responsible for investigation of planetary and lunar surfaces, being interested in finding scientifically valuable landing places. This included the Apollo and Viking missions.

A crater on Mars and the asteroid 2685 Masursky were named in his honor. The Masursky Award and the Masursky Lecture are named after him as well.

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Born
Dec 23, 1922
Fort Wayne
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
Died
Aug 24, 1990

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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