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Fix' on planet
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated January 29, 1960 reads, "Civilian scientist Charles B. Moore, center, tries out space suit prior to 16-hour and 14-minute balloon flight during which Moore observed planet Venus last November at 15 miles above the earth. At right is Bill Wichman, project manager at Librascope, San Fernando Valley, Glendale and all-California firm, which built the Startracker device that enabled Moore and Navy Commander Malcolm Ross to keep a 'fix on the planet.' Morris Birnbaum, Librascope senior engineer, is at left."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Moore, Charles B.,--1920-2010
General Precision Systems, Inc.--Librascope Group--Employees
Electronic industry workers
Space suits
Forests and forestry
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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