facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Wiki

James Alfred Van Allen (September 7, 1914 – August 9, 2006) was an American space scientist at the University of Iowa. The Van Allen radiation belts were named after him, following the 1958 satellite missions (Explorer 1 and Explorer 3) in which Van Allen had argued that a Geiger counter should be used to detect charged particles.

James Van Allen was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

James Van Allen graduated as valedictorian of Mount Pleasant Public High School.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "James Van Allen."
Most Popular
1
Who is the 'Woman in Black' roaming U.S. highways?
2
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
3
Oklahoma shook by three earthquakes in less than 48 hours
4
Jennifer Aniston surprised by Justin Theroux during photo shoot
5
Washington soldier claims Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen worker spiked his drink
x
Feedback