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James Alfred Van Allen


James Alfred Van Allen
Father: Alfred Morris Van Allen (1869 - ____)
Mother: Alma E. Olney (ABT 3 Aug 1884 - ____)

Family 1: Abigail "Abbie" Fithian Halsey (____ - ____)
  1.  Cynthia Van Allen (____ - ____)
  2.  Margot Van Allen (____ - ____)
  3.  Sarah Van Allen (____ - ____)
  4.  Thomas Van Allen (____ - ____)
  5.  Peter Van Allen (____ - ____)

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|--James Alfred Van Allen 
|  (1914 - 2006)
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|                           _James Henry Olney __|
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Notes

!SOURCE: Email from Cate Heneghan (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 19 Nov 2004.

!SOURCE: George H. Ludwig, "James Alfred Van Allen from High School to the Beginning of the Space Era: A Biographical Sketch," Prepared for Van Allen's 90th Birthday Celebration at the University of Iowa, 9 October 2004. On the Web at: http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/van90/VanAllenBio_LudwigOct2004.pdf

!SOURCE: "What Is a Space Scientist? An Autobiographical Example," by James A. Van Allen (http://www-pi.physics.uiowa.edu/java/).

!BIOGRAPHY: "James Van Allen is credited with discovering the Earth's magnetosphere and radiation belts. These belts are now called the Van Allen Radiation Belts. They explain the aurora borealis effect seen in the northern latitudes. Every physics student knows the name Van Allen." --C. Heneghan

!CHILDREN: 5 children. --"What Is a Scientist?"

!SOURCE: Obituary in the Iowa City Press-Citizen, 9 Aug 2006.

!SOURCE: Voice of America News (h ttp://www.voanews.com/english/2006-08-09-voa57.cfm), 9 Aug 2006. "The highlight of Van Allen's career was in the 1950s when instruments he designed and placed aboard the first U.S. satellite, Explorer One, discovered the bands of radiation surrounding the Earth. Those radiation belts were later named after Van Allen."

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