Re: Re Gene Shoemaker

Subject: Re: Re Gene Shoemaker
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 1997 10:14:24 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Ken, and all,
It deeply saddens me to hear of Gene Shoemaker's death. Last winter I saw a
documentary on him. At the time, I remember being so touched to hear that he
had not been able to realize his dream of being an astronaut due to some
minor physical problem, don't recall what it was. It was a great
documentary, and I hope that they will replay it now so everyone can see it.
I had not been aware of all of his scientific accomplishments till I saw
that documentary.

If we had to lose him, how fine that he was able to enjoy acclaim for his
discovery of his magnificent string of pearls. 

Thank you for letting us all know.  Barb
At 11:17 AM 7/18/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear Mars Educators,
>This is very sad news, but thought it should be shared. Many of
>you will remember that Gene Shoemaker was one of the co-discoverers
>of the comets that hit Jupiter 3 years ago this week.
>Ken Edgett