Brunk, William Edward, 1928-

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Astronomer. Served as a research scientist with National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Lewis Research Center and as planetary scientist with University Space Research Association, among other posts. He was active in the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences and in projects advancing radio and infrared astronomy. In 1985 he received the Exceptional Service Medal from NASA.

From the description of William E. Brunk collection. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78228394

William Edward Brunk (b.1928) attended the Case Institute of Technology, where he earned his B.S. in 1952, and his M.S. in Astronomy in 1954. He began his post-graduate career working from 1954-1958 as a research scientist and aeronaut in the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. Brunk then transferred to the Lewis Research Center (NASA) as a aeropspace research engineer (1958-1964). In 1963, Brunk returned to Case to earn his Ph. D. in astronomy. Dr. Brunk then returned to Lewis to accept a postition of staff scientist for the Voyager mission (1964-1965), then acting Chief (1965), and finally Program Chief of Planetary Astronomy at NASA headquarters (1965-1982). He retired from NASA in 1985.

From the description of Oral History interview with William E. Brunk, 1983J, July 21 and August 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305625

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referencedIn National Air and Space Museum. Dept. of Space History. Space History Interview Project, (ca. 1985-1995). American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Brunk, William Edward, 1928-. William E. Brunk collection. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Brunk, William Edward, 1928-. Oral History interview with William E. Brunk, 1983J, July 21 and August 9. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-. History of AURA : interviews and documentation, 1978-1991. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn National Air and Space Museum. Dept. of Space History. The Space Astronomy Oral History Project, 1981-1986. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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Mars (Planet)
Subject
Aerodynamics, Supersonic
Spectrum analysis
Infrared telescopes
Astronomy--Study and teaching
Telescopes--Technological innovations
Astrophysics--History
Radio astronomy
Project Mariner (U.S.)
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Astronomers
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Birth 1928

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