Monday, March 2, 2009

NASA Scientist Maurice M. 'Mel' Averner, 72, Dies

Posted By on Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 9:16 AM

NASA Scientist Maurice M. 'Mel' Averner, 72, Dies: The WaPo eulogizes a Fieldbrook resident who died last month. Our neighbor, it seems, authored an early and influential scientific paper on the possibility of colonizing other planets. It's maddening how often this happens -- quiet genius retires to Humboldt County, then passes away without a proper
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