Farouk El-Baz: remote-sensing guru


Photo of Dr. El-Baz courtesy of Boston University Photography

The area known as the Sea of Tranquility turned out to be the spot. Missouri S&T graduate Farouk El-Baz used remote sensing to help NASA officials determine that this was where the Eagle would land on the moon back in 1969. Later, the producers of Star Trek: The Next Generation celebrated his work by naming a spacecraft, El-Baz, after him.

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