What Is A Space Scientist?
An Autobiographical Example

James A. Van Allen


The University of Iowa
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Iowa City, IA 52242-1479

[AR] This article originally published by Annual Reviews Inc., appeared in the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 18, 1-26, 1990 with all rights reserved. Permission has been granted to the University of Iowa to reproduce the article on its Web site. This right is non-transferrable. Users may not download or print or mail the file electronically.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Parentage, Boyhood, and Early Education
  3. College and Graduate Work
  4. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of The Carnegie Institution of Washington
  5. Proximity Fuzes
  6. The Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University
  7. High Altitude Research
  8. Return To The University of Iowa
  9. Early Satellite Work
  10. Space Research Under the Auspices of The NASA and The ONR
  11. Planetary Exploration
  12. Concluding Comments

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