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Farouk El-Baz discussed his historic work in space travel research

Farouk El-Baz was a star of the show at the Museum of Science recently.

Farouk El-Baz. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing, recalled his role in historic research on space travel on Friday during a “Pioneers of Space” panel at Boston’s Museum of Science. The six-person panel, composed of three Americans and three Russians, discussed early space endeavors of both the United States and Russia.

El-Baz discussed his contributions to the Apollo Program from 1967-1972, as well as his role as Principle Investigator of the Earth Observations and Photography Experiment in the Apollo-Soyuz mission in July of 1975. He also spoke about his trip to Moscow for a delegation to design a map of the moon. El-Baz is also Adjunct Professor of Geology at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.