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Bleach, Richard.
Oral History interview with Richard Bleach, 1984 May 11.
After describing his upbringing and undergraduate education in physics at Renesselaer, Bleach reviews his subsequent enrollment in the Ph.D. program in physics at the University of Maryland. He then discusses his work at Goddard while in the Ph.D. program, including initially developing solid state detectors for cosmic ray experiments; moving to an X-ray astronomy group headed by Dr. Elihu Boldt; developing and testing proportional counters in balloons, rockets, and satellites; his thesis on Cygnus X-1 and Uhuru; his work at NRL, including initially building and conducting experiments with detectors for the gamma ray group under HEAO; and his move to laboratory diagnostics.
Richard D. Bleach, (1944-). Physicist. Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1966; University of Maryland, Ph.D. (physics), 1972. Professional experience: Naval Research Laboratory; Department of Defence, Missile Defense Agency. Research interests: spectroscopy, artificial satellites, x-ray astronomy.
Bleach, Richard.
Boldt, Elihu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
University of Maryland, College Park
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). High Energy Astronomy Observatory.
Artificial satellites
Astrophysics -- History
Balloons in astronomy.
Cosmic rays -- Research.
Rocketry.
X-ray astronomy
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Cygnus X-1
HEAO-1
Uhuru (Satellite)
McDonald, Frank
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
Tatarewicz, Joseph N. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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