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NZ Herald: ‘Remarkable’ space scientist won international acclaim

Peter Griffin posted in on March 18th, 2010.

Phoebe Falconer writes in the New Zealand Herald about the groundbreaking research of Sir Ian Axford, who died recently aged 77. He was particularly renowned for his work on planetary science, comets and solar systems. An excerpt: (read in full here) “He was director of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany […]

Radio NZ: Space scientist Sir Ian Axford dies

Peter Griffin posted in on March 17th, 2010.

New Zealand scientist Sir Ian Axford has died aged 77. He worked on space probes, and was an expert on comets and cosmic rays. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Sir Ian worked on many American and European space probes, such as Voyager and Giotto, designing robot craft and calculating orbits. “He was an expert […]

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