The man who proved the moon isn’t cheese

18 November 2015

Ross Taylor is a humble man. Now aged 89, he speaks of his career in a soft, modest manner. You wouldn't know he was at the heart of the successful Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

Yet he was. In fact, Ross was the scientist who carried out the first analyses of moon rock brought back on that mission.

The NASA laboratory was almost identical to one he set up at ANU eight years previously.

You can read more about Ross, how he came to be a part of history and how he continues his research as an Emeritus Professor in the new edition of ANU Reporter.

Also in the summer edition, discover the history of the School of Art Building, take an art tour of University House and find out the link between cartoons and world peace.

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