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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to G. A. Derbyshire pdf (58,036 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to G. A. Derbyshire
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (58,036 Bytes)
Date:
1959-10-07 (October 7, 1959)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Derbyshire, G. A.
National Academy of Sciences. National Research Council. Space Science Board
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Box Number: 69
Folder Number: 30
Unique Identifier:
BBGDDP
Accession Number:
14
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Research
SubSeries: Exobiology
SubSubSeries: Space Science Board (SSB)
SubSubSubSeries: Correspondence
Folder: September - December 1959
Transcript:
Derbyshire
Rush
[stamped, OCT 7 1959]
You may remember that an important element of our discussion was the utility of a vidicon-microscope for exobiological study. It would be very desirable to know, in time for the SSB meeting where this desire now stands. I assume, but do not know, that the vidicon is already being pushed hard for lunar orbiter; however it may have to be modified somewhat for planetfall, though the specs. for flight may be rigorous enough. I also imagine that the microscope end has only been talked about. If so it may be desirable to set up an ad hoc committee for the contracting of this instrument, analogous to the one on mass spectrometers. There are several people at Stanford, including Villard and myself who would be happy to nurse this, but we could do only a limited amount of development here.
Yours,
J.L.
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