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Christopher Russell, Ph.D. ’68

Posted On - Dec. 4


Christopher Russell, Ph.D. '68Christopher Russell, Ph.D. ’68, who came to UCLA as a graduate student in the sixties and never left, is the subject of a recent Forbes Magazine article, in which he discusses his work on some of the most important and high-profile space missions of the last half-century, from Apollo to the recent Mars landing to a probe headed for the asteroid belt in 2022.

In 2017, Russell, a professor of geophysics and space physics in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, was awarded NASA’s highest honor, the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (read the UCLA Newsroom article here).