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Re: Where will they scatter YOUR ashes? - Shoemaker/LunarProspector



Interesting, I thought that Mr. Shoemeker was still alive when Lunar
Prospector was launched.
Must have been a *very* interesting delivery to get the ashes there...

Later,
Andy
WD9IYT


On Thu, 29 Jul 1999 Peter.ELLIS@dao.defence.gov.au wrote:

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> Peter VK1KEP
> Canberra, Australia
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> ---------------------- Forwarded by Peter ELLIS/MATERIEL/NAVY/AU on 29/07/99
> 09:21 ---------------------------
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> Saturday night will see a first.
> 
> US geologist, Eugene Shoemaker, became famous for his discovery, with David
> Levy, of Comet Shoemaker-Levy - the one that crashed into Jupiter in 1994.
> He was also famous for his explanation of impact craters on the Earth that
> have been caused by collisions with comets or asteroids in the geological
> past (and not so past). Shoemaker was killed in a car crash in Australia in
> 1997.
> 
> Shoemaker's ashes will be deposited on the Moon on Saturday night, when the
> Lunar Prospector spacecraft crashes into a dark crater near the Moon's South
> Pole.
> 
> Hmm. I wonder if my local funeral people could handle a request for this
> one?
> 
> for the full story see
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_405000/405944.stm
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