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Georgealexander (1991 GQ1 )       CURRENT POSITION: 19 AQU 58         DISCOVERY POSITION: 23 SCO 24

Incl: 12.71622      Eccent: 0.1538761      Period: 5.23669150304 years      AU 3.0154902      Type: 0000

Discovery Chart
10.4.1991 10:34 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

Named in honor of George Alexander, soon to retire from the Jet propulsion Laboratory as public-affairs manager. He has spent almost 40 years communicating science and space exploration to the public. After seven years as a reporter for Aviation Week magazine, he went to Newsweek in 1967, writing all the cover stories about the Apollo moon program. Alexander left Newsweek to become science writer for The Los Angeles Times, and he won several major awards for excellence in science writing. He became very well acquainted with JPL through his coverage of the Viking, Voyager and other missions, and he joined the staff in 1988. He was president of both the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing in the 1970s and 1980s.

Named in honor of George Alexander, soon to retire from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as public-affairs manager. He has spent almost 40 years communicating science and space exploration to the public. After seven years as a reporter for Aviation Week magazine, he went to Newsweek in 1967, writing all the cover stories about the Apollo moon program. Alexander left Newsweek to become science writer for The Los Angeles Times, and he won several major awards for excellence in science writing. He became very well acquainted with JPL through his coverage of the Viking, Voyager and other missions, and he joined the staff in 1988. He was president of both the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing in the 1970s and 1980s. (M 35484)


Discovered on 10-4-1991 in Palomar by Helin, E. F.

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