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Massey, Sir Harrie Stewart Wilson
Massey
Massey
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Australian physicist, first chairman of the British National Committee for Space Research in the early 1960's. Subsequently he was the first Chairman of the European Space Sciences Committee, the first Chairman of the Council for Scientific Policy and helped found the European Space Research Organization as well as the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at University College London.

Born: 1908-05-16. Died: 1983-11-27.

Sir Harrie S.W. Massey was Quain Professor of Physics at University College, London, and chairman of the British National Space Research Committee in the early 1960s. He was the leader of a team of British scientists responsible for the selection of the experiments and instruments for the S.51 satellite project, an Anglo-American cooperative effort begun in 1959 to launch individual instruments into space for scientific purposes.



Country: UK. Bibliography: 535.

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