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James van Allen died

Started by maurice clark, 08/09/2006 12:57PM
Posted 08/09/2006 12:57PM Opening Post
Hi all,

One of the giants of USA space science, James van Allen, has died at aged 91.

Most widely known for his discovery of the radiation belts surrounding the Earth that bare his name, van Allen was a widely respected scientist and educator. His passing is a great loss for the science community.

More here: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=20565

Maurice

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Posted 08/09/2006 01:42PM #1
A sad day it is... sad
What a wonderful person, and what incredible contributions he left for all of us...

I'm sure he is in a much better place now...

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
Coconut Creek, FL

Ivan's Observatory
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