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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With George Carruthers

Lane, Edgar Carey; Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Astrophysicist and inventor George Robert Carruthers was born on October 1, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father, a civil engineer died suddenly prompting Carruthers' mother to move the family back to her native Chicago, Illinois. Carruthers earned his B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering, his M. S. degree in nuclear engineering, and his Ph.D. degree in aeronautical and nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois. In 1964, Carruthers joined the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., focusing on far ultraviolet astronomy. His numerous inventions included the first moon-based observatory - the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph used in the Apollo 16 mission. His work resulted in the first observation of molecular hydrogen in deep space. Carruthers helped create a program for high school students to work with scientists and received numerous awards and honors, including an Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal from NASA. In 2012, President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Performers
Racine Tucker Hamilton, interviewer.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
211 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with George Carruthers
George Carruthers
Credits
Videographer, Edgar Carey Lane.; Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2004 July 27.
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2012 August 27.
Description
1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 30 min., 49 sec.)) : sound, color
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