Record

Reference numberMS/926/5/3/2
LevelFile
TitleCorrespondence relating to Apollo 11 lunar sample analysis, collected by Colin Pillinger
Date14 July 1969 - 1973
DescriptionApollo 11 sample analysis correspondence, with general correspondence from NASA to principle investigators, and correspondence about the upcoming requirements for Apollo 12 samples.
Includes letter from Professor Samuel Tolansky to Geoffrey Eglinton in December 1969 requesting he read Tolansky's paper at the conference in Houston [the first conference reporting lunar sample analysis findings from Apollo 11 was 5-8 January 1970]. He reports finding spherules and cylinders in his sample, and following the letter there are 13 images mounted on cards that include spherules and cylinders. Also included is a photocopy of a letter from 'Nature' Vol. 245, titled 'Formation of lunar carbide from lunar iron silicates' by C.T. Pillinger, B.D. Batts, G. Eglinton, A.P. Gowar, A.J.T. Jull, J.R. Maxwell from 1973. This is an outlying date, all other records are from 1969.

Correspondents:
Mr H.C. Butterfield, University of Bristol
Dr Geoffrey Eglinton, University of Bristol
John E. Naugle, NASA
Dr B.E. Pressey, Science Research Council
Arnold W. Frutkin, NASA
Daniel H. Anderson, NASA
Dr J.A. Bastin, Queen Mary College
Dr Wendell. W. Mendell
Dr J. Isard, University of Sheffield
J.E.T. Horne, Institute of Geological Sciences
Dr Daniel H. Anderson, NASA
Dr J.H. Scoon, Cambridge University
Dr A.J. Calio, NASA
J.E. Geake, Obervatoire De Paris
A.A. Smales, Atomic Energy Research Establishment
Dr S. K. Runcorn, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Professor S. Tolansky, Royal Holloway College
J. A. Edington, Queen Mary College
Dr Stuart. O. Agrell, Cambridge University
Dr G. M. Brown, University of Durham
Extent1 file, 27 items
FormatPhotocopy
Photograph
Typescript
Physical descriptionFolder of loose papers
DimensionsCards holding photographs 22x28cm
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA4367Pillinger; Colin Trevor (1943 - 2014)1943 - 2014
NA5073Eglinton; Geoffrey (1927 - 2016)1927 - 2016
NA4609Moorbath; Stephen Erwin (1929 - 2016)1929 - 2016
NA5328Runcorn; Stanley Keith (1922 - 1995)1922 - 1995
NA6395Tolansky; Samuel (1907 - 1973)1907 - 1973
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