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George Robert Carruther

child hood

The family lived in Milford Ohio until Carruthers' father died suddenly and his mother moved the family back to her native Chicago As a child he enjoyed visiting Chicago museums libraries planetariums and was a member of the Chicago Rocket Society and various science clubs.

eduaction

Carruthers attended the University of Illinois, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1961. He also pursued his graduate work at the University of Illinois, earning his M.S. degree in nuclear engineering in 1961

marrage 

Debra Thomas
 
In 1973, he married debra thomas carruthers , who died in 2009. Survivors include his wife of nine years, Debra Thomas, and two brothers and he dosing have anything kids.

marrage 

1969 was the year he received a patent for his invention, electromagnetic radiation in short wavelengths, and in 1970, he made the first examination of molecular hydrogen in space.

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Carruthers won the Arthur S Fleming Award in 1971, the Exceptional Achievement Scientific Award from NASA in 1972 the Warner Prize and the National Civil Service League Exceptional Achievement Award. 

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Inventions and discoveriesCarruthers is considered the inventor of the first far-ultraviolet electrographic detector design that was robust enough to operate in space as the heart of an ultraviolet camera/spectrograph.

death

carruther died of heart  faliure in december 26, 2020

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 designed and developed instruments used in many more space flight missions principal inventor of the Far Ultraviolet Camera Spectrograph that accompanied the Apollo 16 mission.

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