Farouk El-Baz

Space Scientist

Dr. Farouk El-Baz is Director for Remote Sensing and a Research Professor at the Departments of Archaeology and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University in Massachusetts. After receiving a B.S. degree in chemistry and geology from Ain Shams University, Dr. El-Baz went on to receive a PhD in geology from the University of Missouri-Columbia after conducting research at MIT. He was the Secretary of the Landing Site Selection Committee for the Apollo missions and chairman of the astronaut training group of the Apollo photo team, and therefore instrumental in helping NASA identify the landing sites on the Moon for the Apollo program.

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