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I Remember Bruce Murray

Mat Kaplan • September 03, 2013 • 1

This week's Planetary Radio is a tribute to the Planetary Society's co-founder, Chairman and President. Mat provides a more personal tribute in this blog post.

Bruce Murray: Personal Reflections of a Former Student

Bruce Betts • August 29, 2013 • 2

I am saddened by the loss of my professor and mentor, Bruce Murray. I celebrate him here by sharing some personal memories and reflections. There is much to respect, and also much to amuse as we reflect on the life of this great man.

Bruce Murray (1931-2013)

Louis D. Friedman and Charlene Anderson • August 29, 2013 • 53

One of the most remarkable minds of 20th century exploration was stilled this morning, August 29, 2013, when Bruce C. Murray died of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 81. The Planetary Society owes its existence to Bruce.

In Memoriam: David S. McKay

Bruce Betts • February 21, 2013 • 1

NASA planetary scientist David S. McKay has passed away. He had an enormous impact on planetary studies over the course of his career. He also was a co-investigator on The Planetary Society LIFE experiments.

Columbia, ten years on

Emily Lakdawalla • February 01, 2013

Remembering Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon on the tenth anniversary of the loss of the space shuttle Columbia.

A True Pioneer of the Science and Art of Flight

John M. Logsdon • August 27, 2012

Although Neil Armstrong may have passed away, his name will be part of human history forever.

Neil Armstrong changed the world

Bill Nye • August 25, 2012 • 15

Neil Armstrong changed the world. He was an excellent engineer and an outstanding pilot. He got the assignment to land a completely novel rocket machine on the Earth’s Moon, because he was the perfect man for the job: He could really fly; he had excellent judgment about the capabilities of his ship; and above all, he had a remarkable ability to keep his wits about him in extraordinarily dangerous situations.

Sally Ride, 1951 - 2012

Bill Nye • July 23, 2012 • 5

Sally Ride changed the world. We are very sorry to hear of her recent death after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. Dr. Ride was an excellent astronaut, a remarkable educator, and a longtime Planetary Society friend and adviser.

Ray Bradbury, a friend of The Planetary Society

Bill Nye • June 06, 2012 • 8

Thank you Ray; you changed the world. At the Planetary Society we will do our best to see to it that your dreams and hopes of exploring the distant regions of the Solar System, Mars especially, and are kept alive.

Remembering Ray Bradbury

Mat Kaplan • June 06, 2012 • 3

Mat recalls stories from his many interactions with Ray Bradbury, and provides links to Ray's Planetary Radio episodes.

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