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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Eugene Merle Shoemaker "Not going to the Moon and banging on it with my own hammer has been the biggest disappointment in life." -Eugene Shoemaker -Eugene Shoemaker was born in Los Angeles, California-He graduated from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena when he was 19 years old.-He devised a thesis on the petrology of Precambrian metamorphic rocks which got him a master's degree a year later.-Eugene joined the United States Geological Survey where he first searchedfor uranium deposits and he studied the roles of asteroidal impacts and volcanic eruptions forming the lunar craters.-In 1951 he married Carolyn Spellman.-He got his Ph.D at Princeton University with a thesis on Meteor Crater.-He became interested in the moon and in 1961 he took a leading role in USGSto train astronauts in the study of astrogeology-Eugene always dreamed of going to space but couldn't because hehad Addison's disease. HONORS- Wetherill Medal of the Franklin Institute in 1965-Election to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 1980-Gilbert Award of the Geological Society of America in 1983-Kuiper Prize of the American Astronomical Society in 1984-Received the Barringer Medal in 1984-Awarded the National Medal of Science in 1992-James Craig Watson Medal in 1998 DISCOVERIES-He started a search for Earth orbiting asteroids. While doing so he found several clusters of asteroids including the Apollo Asteroids.-He co-discovered the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 that provided the first opportunity for scientists to observe the planetary impact of a comet.-His biggest discovey was the comet which he found with his wife and David Levy.-One of the founders of the field of planetaryscience On July 18 1997, Eugene and his wife were traveling in Australia when there car was hit killing him a injuring his wife. On July 31, 1999 some of his ashes were sent of the Lunar Prospector space probe making him the first and only person to have their ashes on the Moon.
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