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NASA Names Mission in Honor of Apollo-Era Visionary Dr. George R. Carruthers

Dr. George R. Carruthers (1939 - 2020) was a visionary scientist, inventor, engineer and educator. On Dec. 2, he became the namesake of a new NASA mission. The Carruthers Geocorona Observatory will observe Earth from space. The mission will capture light from Earth’s geocorona, the part of the outer atmosphere that emits ultraviolet light and will be ready to launch in 2025.

For More Information

NASA's Carruthers Geocorona Observatory Blog

Heliophysics Big Year Website

NASA.gov Feature: NASA Names Mission in Honor of Apollo-Era Visionary Dr. George R. Carruthers


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