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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Dean B. Cowie pdf (56,375 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Dean B. Cowie
Number of Image Pages:
1 (56,375 Bytes)
Date:
1958-05-20 (May 20, 1958)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Cowie, Dean B.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 163
Unique Identifier:
BBAHMJ
Accession Number:
12
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Cowie, Dean B.
Transcript:
May 20, 1958
Dear Dean:
The enclosed material should be self-explanatory, and I assume you want to keep up to date.
The Air Force is really moving in: The University just received a solicitation for research contract proposals for any of a number of biosatellite proposals, and also for a project "to deposit a 15-lb. experiment on the surface of the moon, to be left there for several years, and recovered by a lunar exploration party!" Performance mandatory within one year. 'The experiment must be designed in such a way as to distinguish the effects of cosmic rays from weightlessness' (SIC).
If you really were interested to carry further, I don't doubt you could get the facility to make a chemical analysis of moon dust, if you wanted to design the instrumentation. I'd prefer myself to wait to see if NASA or NSF won't handle projects like this on a more satisfactory basis.
Yours,
Joshua
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