View Full Version : Remembering Graham Ryder

2002-Jan-09, 12:23 PM
Graham Ryder, arguably the most knowledgable man on lunar samples, died Saturday of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 52.

Ryder was responsible for the recataloging of the moon rock samples brought back by the Apollo astronauts. According to friend and NASA co-worker Paul Studis, because of this work, "...he was able to amass a greater personal knowledge of the sample collection than anybody else. He not only knew what every sample was, but, because he was making all these samples, he knew about every paper that had ever been published. He became a walking repository of knowledge."

Donnie B.
2002-Jan-09, 02:31 PM
It's unfortunate to lose such a great store of knowledge, especially at such a young age.

Condolences to his family and friends.

Code Red
2002-Jan-09, 02:40 PM
Sad loss to the scientific community.

And a pox on the first HBer who decides to turn this into conspiracy fodder - "Graham was about to go public on the faked moon rocks and..." etc etc...