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.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Joseph Tatarewicz, David DeVorkin, Division of Space History, NASM, transfer, 1998, 1998-0058, unknown
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