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Gold, Thomas.
Oral History interview with Thomas Gold, 1983 September 30.
This interview examines Gold's career in astronomy while he held positions at Harvard as professor of astronomy (1957-9), and at Cornell as professor and as Director of the Center of Radiophysics and Space Research (1959-71). The interview deals with Gold's involvement as an 'outsider' with NASA during the development and execution of the first lunar and planetary missions, especially Apollo. Gold's views on the composition of the lunar surface, on instrumentation, on the development of photographic equipment for the Apollo missions, and on the Apollo missions in general are contrasted with those of NASA. Other affiliations discussed include: George Mueller, John Naugle, Homer Newell, Edward Purcell, and Martin Schwarzchild.
Thomas Gold (1920-2004). Astronomer. Education: Cambridge University. Professional experience: Cavendish Laboratory, 1946-1947; Trinity College, 1947-1951; Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1952-1956; Harvard University, 1957-1958; Cornell University, 1959-1987. Research interests: cosmology, geophysics, radio astronomy, magnetohydrodynamics.
Gold, Thomas.
Mueller, G. E. (George Edwin), 1918-
Naugle, John E.
Newell, Homer Edward, 1915-
Purcell, Edward M.
Schwarzschild, Martin
Project Apollo (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Administration.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Lunar geology.
Remote sensing
Space optics
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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