1927.03.06 – 2004.10.04 Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr, (Col, USAF), better known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Cooper piloted the longest and final Mercury spaceflight in 1963. […]
1891.04.17 – 1965.04.23 Emigrated from Poland aged two. Amateur astronomer. Claimed to have encountered Venusians.
1913.08.13 – 1996.01.02 In 1951 [astronomer Professor Page] left Chicago for government service as deputy director of the Operations Research Office in the Department of the Army. Much of his work was classified, and included a six-month tour in Korea during the war and two years in Heidelberg at U.S. Army Headquarters as chief science adviser. […]
1902.07.11 – 1978.12.04 Goudsmit… was a Dutch-American physicist famous for jointly proposing the concept of electron spin with George Eugene Uhlenbeck in 1925. (Wikipedia) Professor Goudsmit sat on the CIA-convened Robertston Panel in 1953.
1916 – Frederick Durant was a key advisor to the U.S. military, intelligence, and civilian space-flight programs of the 1950s and ’60s. He served as president of the American Rocket Society in 1953 and president of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) from 1953 to 1956. During the 1950s he worked for several different aerospace organizations, […]
1911.06.13 – 1988.09.01 Alvarez… was an American experimental physicist, inventor, and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. The American Journal of Physics commented, “Luis Alvarez was one of the most brilliant and productive experimental physicists of the twentieth century.” (Wikipedia) Dr Alvarez sat on the 1953 CIA-convened Robertson Panel.
1903.01.27 – 1961.08.26 [Professor] Robertson… was an American mathematician and physicist known for contributions related to physical cosmology and the uncertainty principle. He was Professor of Mathematical Physics at the California Institute of Technology and Princeton University. Robertson made important contributions to Robertson to the mathematics of quantum mechanics, general relativity and differential geometry. Applying […]
1934.07.29 – Arguably the best ufologist ever. Nuclear physicist.
1896.06.20 – 1988.11.29 Major Keyhoe was an American Marine Corps officer, author and prominent ufologist.
Truckdriver. Had close encounter with UFO near Levelland, Texas.