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History of Measuring Space Plasmas at MIT

These are just some snippets….

Bruno Rossi’s book “Moments in the life of a scientist” (1990) chapter on Physics In Space

Screen Shot 2015-10-18 at 3.06.09 PM Explorer 10

Bridge et al. (1962) – Direct measurement of the interplanetary medium.  Bridge 1962 – read the comments at the end!

Bonetti et al. (1963) – Explorer 10 plasma measurements. Bonetti 1963

Bridge et al. (1967) – Mariner V: Plasma and Magnetic Fields Observed near Venus –Bridge 1967