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Eugene Shoemaker

Staff Member, Lowell Observatory and Scientist, Emeritus, U. S. Geological Survey

April 1, 1997
University of California, Berkeley — UC Berkeley Campus

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About Eugene Shoemaker Eugene Shoemaker is a founder of the field of planetary science. He helped pioneer the field of astrogeology by founding the Astrogeology Research Program of the U. S. Geological Survey in 1961 at Flagstaff, Arizona and served … Continued

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About Eugene Shoemaker

Eugene Shoemaker is a founder of the field of planetary science. He helped pioneer the field of astrogeology by founding the Astrogeology Research Program of the U. S. Geological Survey in 1961 at Flagstaff, Arizona and served as its first director. He was a prominent player in the Lunar Ranger missions to the Moon, which exposed that the Moon was covered with a wide size range of impact craters. Shoemaker aided in the training of the American astronauts. He himself was a possible candidate for an Apollo moon flight and was set to be the first geologist to walk on the Moon, but was disqualified due to health issues. Shoemaker went on to train astronauts on field trips to Meteor Crater and Sunset Crater near Flagstaff.

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