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Leon Silver

Award winning academic, trained Apollo astronauts in lunar geology.


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From Wikipedia

Leon Theodore "Lee" Silver, Ph.D. is an American geologist who was professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology . He was an instructor to the Apollo 13, 15, 16, and 17 astronaut crews. Working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration , he taught astronauts how to perform field geology, essentially creating lunar field geology as a new discipline. His training is credited with a significant improvement in the J-Mission Apollo flights' scientific returns. After the Apollo program, he became a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1974. Currently, he is the W. M. Keck Foundation Professor for Resource Geology, emeritus, at Caltech.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

California Institute of Technology

Private research university located in Pasadena, California

University of Colorado

Public university system in Colorado, USA

University of New Mexico

Public research university in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States