Harold Masursky

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Harold Masursky
Born December 23, 1922
Died August 24, 1990
Nationality American
Fields geology
astronomy

Harold Masursky (December 23, 1922 – August 24, 1990) was an American geologist and astronomer.

He started his career working for the US Geological Survey and later joined NASA as a senior science member. He was responsible for investigation of planetary and lunar surfaces, being interested in finding scientifically valuable landing places. This included the Apollo and Viking missions.

A crater on Mars and the asteroid 2685 Masursky were named in his honor. The Masursky Award and the Masursky Lecture are named after him as well.

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