In many ways, James A. Van Allen defined and “invented” modern space research. His example showed the way for government-university partners to pursue basic research that also served important national and international goals. He was a tireless advocate for space exploration and for the role of space science in the spectrum of national priorities.
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Baker, D.N., Hoxie, V.C., Jaymes, A., Kale, A., Kanekal, S.G., Li, X., Reeves, G.D., Spence, H.E. James van Allen and his namesake NASA mission. (2013) Eos, 94 (49), pp. 469-470. doi:10.1002/2013EO490001
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