Masursky, Harold

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Masursky, Harold Gender: M
born on 23 December 1922 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Fort Wayne, Indiana, 41n08, 85w08
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 00°51' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°24 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°37'


American geologist and astronomer who started his career working for the US Geological Survey and later joined NASA as a senior science member. He was responsible for investigation of planetary and lunar surfaces, being interested in finding scientifically valuable landing places. This included the Apollo and Viking missions.

He died on 24 August 1990, aged 67, in Flagstaff, Arizona. A crater on Mars and the asteroid 2685 Masursky were named in his honor. The Masursky Award and the Masursky Lecture are named after him as well.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (Harry Masursky).


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Posthumous honours)