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Ray Leon Newburn (1933-), noted lunar and planetary scientist, first came to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a summer employee, after pursuing graduate study in astronomy at the California Institute of Technology. In his long tenure with JPL, he participated in the development of plans for lunar and planetary exploration and planetary models for mission design, served as JPL representative to NASA's Space Sciences Steering Committee's Astronomy Subcommittee and help establish the Table Mountain Observatory in 1962.

Identifier

NASM.1998.0058

Creator

Newburn, R. L. (Ray L.)

Date

[ca. 1950s-1960s]

Provenance

Joseph Tatarewicz, David DeVorkin, Division of Space History, NASM, transfer, 1998, 1998-0058, unknown

Extent

1.8 Cubic feet ((4 legal document boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Publications

Correspondence

Reports

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of publications and memoranda from JPL relating to Newburn's work with the Laboratory, as well as correspondence with colleagues, including Marcia Neugebauer and H.C. Urey.

Genre/Form

Publications

Correspondence

Reports

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.

Table Mountain Station, California

Neugebauer, Marcia

Newburn, R. L. (Ray L.)

Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981

Topics Astrometry
Astronautics
Comets
Planetary theory
Astronomy

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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