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Robert F. Doolittle, space physics specialist, died on 15 July 2004. Born on 21 December 1925, Doolittle helped construct cosmic ray detectors for the U.S. Navy from 1957-58. While employed at TRW Defense and Space Systems Group, in Redondo Beach, California, he worked on a variety of space missions, including the design of electrical and mechanical interfaces for instruments on the High-Energy Astronomical Observatory and identification of Department of Defense experiments that could be carried aboard the NASA’s Space Shuttle.
Obituary written by: Alan Hirshfeld (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
BAAS Citation: BAAS, 2018, 50, 014