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Space Scene
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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; Used in the exhibit "Over Our Heads: Los Angeles Goes From Stargazing to Moon Landing"
Photograph article dated October 23, 1964 partially reads, "It has various odors to different people - damp moss, freshly cut alfalfa, a stagnant pond. It tastes like a spear of grass, green peas newly cooked, baby food spinach. Take your pick. Its scientific name is a long one - chlorella pyrenoidosa. But don't let it's length disillusion you. Chlorella pyrenoidosa is only 10 microns big, and a micron is but one millionth of a meter. You can degrade it further. Chlorella pyrenoidosa is an algae related to the green scum seen on fresh water ponds. But if you're a space traveler on your way to Mars sometime later this century, chlorella pyrenoidosa may be one of your best friends. It will provide you food and oxygen during your trip." Winston W. Walker of Lockheed (at right) gives Ralph Clark a taste of algae. Ralph Clark is a Valley Times staff writer.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Clark, Ralph
Valley Times (Firm)--Employees
Lockheed-California Company--Employees
Laboratory technicians--California--Los Angeles
Laboratories--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Chlorella pyrenoidosa
Valley Times Collection photographs

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