Press, Frank, 1924-

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Birth 1924-12-04

Biographical notes:

Press was chairman of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

From the description of Ranger Project, Flight Readiness of Instrument : letter to Cargill Hall, JPL Historian, 1973 Jul 26. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733099577

Press was Director of the Seismological Laboratory.

From the description of Request for more Ranger capsule experiments : letter to Homer Newell, NASA, 1962 Oct 22. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733096123

Co-Authors Phyllis Buwalda and Marcia Neugebauer were part of the JPL Space Sciences Division.

From the description of A Lunar Seismic Experiment, 1960 Oct. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733099451

Frank Press was born on December 4, 1924. He served as Special Adviser for Science and Technology to President Jimmy Carter, and was director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1977 to 1981.

From the description of Press, Frank, 1924- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570153

Frank Press, 1924- , M.A. and Ph.D. in Geology, Columbia University, 1949; taught geophysics at Columbia University until 1955; taught geophysics at California Institute of Technology; professor and head of the Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1965. Science advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 - 1981 when he became president of the National Academy of Sciences.

From the description of Oral history interview with Frank Press, 1997, July 1 and July 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78544209


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