Leon Silver

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Leon Silver
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Silver in 1972 during the Apollo 17 landing
Leon Theodore Silver

(1925-04-09)April 9, 1925
DiedJanuary 31, 2022(2022-01-31) (aged 96)
Other namesLee Silver
EducationPh.D., Geology & Geochemistry (1955)
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology (Caltech)
OccupationGeology professor, Emeritus
EmployerCaltech (emeritus)
Known forTraining of Apollo astronauts in field geology

Leon Theodore Silver (April 9, 1925 – January 31, 2022) was an American geologist. He was professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He was an instructor to the Apollo 13, 15, 16, and 17 astronaut crews. He taught astronauts how to perform field geology and created lunar field geology.

He became a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1974.

Silver died on January 31, 2022 in Arcadia, California, at the age of 96.[1]

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  1. "Leon T. "Lee" Silver (1925–2022)". Caltech. 2 February 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2022.