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Farquhar, Robert W. (Robert Willard)
Oral history interview with Robert Farquhar, 2007 November 15, 29, 2008 February 27 and July 22.
In this interview Robert Farquhar discusses topics such as: family background and childhood; beginning his interest in aviation; joining the Army and fighting in the Korean War; doing undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for aeronautical engineering; George McVittie; orbital dynamics and thinking about getting into cosmology; Sputnik; deciding to go to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to study astrodynamics; working at the RAND corporation; Sam Herrick; Robert M. L. Baker; Stanley Ross; John Breakwell; William Thompson; celestial mechanics; Lagrangian points; Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); James McDivitt; Ari Shternfeld; working at Lockheed; University of California, Berkeley; going and teaching at the University of London; William Bonnor; Ben Lange; doing his Ph.D. at Stanford University; drag-free satellites; Ames Research Center; Goddard Space Flight Center; Bob Groves; Redstone Arsenal; Hermann Bondi; Apollo program; George Low; Norman Ness; Keith Ogilvie; Jeff Briggs; Joe Veverka.
Ph.D. astronautical sciences, Stanford University (1969); senior scientist and chief, advanced programs, space physics division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (1987-1990); principal staff, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (1990-2007); executive for space exploration, KinetX, Inc. (2007-present).
Baker, Robert M. L., 1930-
Bondi, Hermann
Bonnor, W. B. (William B.)
Breakwell, John Alexander
Farquhar, Robert W. (Robert Willard)
Herrick, Samuel, 1911-1974
Low, George.
McDivitt, James Alton, 1929-
McVittie, George C. (George Cunliffe)
Ness, Norman F.
Ogilvie, K. W.
Shternfelʹd, Ario Abramovich
Veverka, Joseph
Ames Research Center.
Goddard Space Flight Center
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Rand Corporation
Stanford University.
United States. Army.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Los Angeles.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of London.
Aerospace engineering
Astrodynamics.
Aeronautics.
Celestial mechanics.
Cosmology
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Lagrangian points
Orbits.
Sputnik satellites
Redstone Arsenal (Ala.)
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944-, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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