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Raymond Arons (1941- ) received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1962. Arons started his career as a Lunar Module Propulsion Engineer on the Apollo Project for Grumman Aerospace. As Chief Data Analyst at the White Sands, New Mexico Apollo Test Facility, Arons tested the Lunar Module engines and analyzed large data sets to validate NASA's ability to land astronauts on the moon and return them safely to earth. In 1969, Arons turned to the field of medicine and received his Masters (1976) and Doctorate (1983) from the School of Public Health, Columbia University. Arons now teaches at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.




Arons, Raymond, 1941 -


bulk 1963 - 1969


Raymond R. Arons, Gift, 2004


0.72 Cubic feet ((2 box))


Collection descriptions

Archival materials


Technical reports

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the following material documenting the work of Grumman on the Apollo Lunar Module propulsion systems: sixteen reports prepared by Raymond Arons, propulsion engineer for Grumman; two reports prepared by the Grumman Propulsion Analytic Group; one report prepared by NASA; and twenty-five photographs taken by NASA, TRW and Grumman of the Apollo White Sands Test Facility (WSTF).



Technical reports


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Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)

Grumman Aerospace Corporation

Topics Apollo Lunar Module
Space flight to the moon


Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Propulsion Reports and Photographs [Arons], Accession number 2005-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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