Reference numberMS/926/5/1/1
TitleProposals from the United Kingdom to NASA for the analysis of Apollo lunar surface samples, compiled by the Lunar, Planetary and Interplanetary Matter Working Group
Date10 June 1966
DescriptionDocument containing proposals for research to be carried out on lunar surface samples that may be collected by the proposed NASA Apollo missions. Proposals compiled by the Lunar, Planetary and Interplanetary Matter Working Group with an introduction by the Chairman S K Runcorn and a 'flow scheme' for distribution and project management of samples across the UK institutions, which is in the form of a loose folded sheet inserted into the document.

The 19 UK institutions and the corresponding principal investigators who submitted proposals are as follows:
University of Cambridge, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology (Dr William Alexander Deer)
University of Cambridge, Department of Geodesy and Geophysics (John Alfred Miller)
University of Durham, Department of Geology (Sir Kingsley Charles Dunham)
University of Edinburgh, Grant Institute of Geology (E L P Mercy and Michael John O'Hara)
University of Glasgow, Department of Chemistry (Dr Geoffrey Eglinton)
University of Hull, Department of Physics (Professor George Frederick John Garlick) and University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (Dr John Edward Geake)
University of London Observatory (Dr Gilbert Fielder)
Imperial College of Science and Technology, Department of Geology (Professor John Sutton)
Royal Holloway College, Department of Physics (Professor Samuel Tolansky)
University of Manchester, Department of Geology (G D Nicholls)
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Department of Geology
University of Oxford, Department of Geology and Mineralogy
University of Sheffield, various departments
University of Birmingham, Department of Chemistry
Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Institute of Geological Sciences
British Museum (Natural History)
Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwelll

A second document is included with a supplementary proposal submitted by Dr James Ephraim Lovelock, an independent researcher based at Bowerchalke to be carried out in conjunction with the work at the University of Glasgow.
Extent2 documents
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5073Eglinton; Geoffrey (1927 - 2016)1927 - 2016
NA3995Deer; William Alexander (1910 - 2009)1910 - 2009
NA6016Dunham; Sir; Kingsley Charles (1910 - 2001)1910 - 2001
NA4632O'Hara; Michael John (1933 - 2014)1933 - 2014
NA3790Sutton; John (1919 - 1992)1919 - 1992
NA6395Tolansky; Samuel (1907 - 1973)1907 - 1973
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