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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ewen Whitaker

At the Pima Air and Space Museum, Ewen Whitaker talks about his work studying the Moon with Gerard Kuiper. He not only participated in the Ranger program and later the Surveyor and Lunar Orbiter programs, but he was the one who identified the crater that the Surveyor III spacecraft had landed in so that the Apollo 12 crew could land next to it and visit it in November 1969. This image was taken at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/100 seconds at f/3.5, ISO 800.
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Anonymous said...

A great man!

Jim said...

I agree completely. He has done some outstanding work on the Moon in his career. From world class photographic atlases of the Moon to Ranger probe work to identification of landing sites and man-made impact craters on the Moon to being the worlds expert on lunar nomenclature. I feel privileged to know him.