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Murray, Bruce Churchill (Planetary Scientist, Geologist, Director, JPL)



  • Existence: 1931 - 2013


Background: Caltech Professor of Planetary Science and Geology, 1960- present; Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1976-1982; Co-founder of the Planetary Society.


Collection Notes: Oral history, 1983-1984. This 198 page oral history covers Murray's youth and family life, the origins of JPL and his role as director, the Mariner series and Mars exploration, Venus missions, the Deep Space network, the relationship between Caltech and JPL and the history of Caltech astronomy.

A final session of the oral history dated April 3, 1984 is currently closed to researchers except by permission of Bruce Murray.

Papers. This collection is closed to researchers.

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Visions Of A Sustainable World--Session 7

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1991-00133

Where Do We Go Next In Space

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00467

Additional filters:

Unprocessed Material 24
Archival Object 5
Digital Record 2
Collection 1
Watson Lecture 11
Jet Propulsion Laboratory 5
Seminar 4
AirTalk 3
Administration 2