Dorsa Rubey

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Dorsa Rubey

Lat: 10.0°S, Long: 42.0°W, Length: 100 km, Height: km, Rükl: 40

IV-143-H3 and orbital Apollo 16 Fairchild camera photograph AS16-M-2995 (photograph shown above)


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Because the central part of Dorsa Rubey is running across crater Flamsteed A (north of Letronne), all orbital Apollo photographs of that part of Dorsa Rubey should be online in the LPI's list of Flamsteed A. - DannyCaes Aug 20, 2011


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Dorsa Rubey

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- William Walden Rubey (December 19, 1898 - April 12, 1974) was an American geologist. In 1960 he was appointed by the president to serve on the National Science Board for the National Science Foundation. The same year he was also appointed professor of geology and geophysics at UCLA, where he would remain until 1966 and be recalled each year thereafter. After retiring from the U.S. Geological Survey, he joined the Lunar Science Institute in 1968. He participated in the scientific examination of the Apollo program returned lunar samples up until 1971.
- Dorsa Rubey is the most western one of the officially named dorsa in the southern equatorial region once photographed during the scientific "J"-mission of Apollo 16. - DannyCaes Aug 20, 2011
- Dorsa Rubey was erroneously printed as DORSA RUBY on LAC 75, page 151 in the REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION of the Clementine Atlas of the Moon, 2012, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.- DannyCaes Jan 10, 2013

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About William Walden Rubey:
Don E. Wilhelms: To a Rocky Moon, a geologist's history of lunar exploration (University of Arizona Press, 1993).