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John Bensko, Jr. Collection

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John Bensko, Jr. Collection


John Bensko, Jr. Collection


John Bensko Jr. was born on December 24, 1926 and died April 24, 2018. Bensko attended Birmingham Southern College and graduated with a degree in geology in 1949.

During his time at the Redstone Arsenal, Bensko worked on lunar exploration and the geology of impact craters, and he directed the development of a lunar drilling rig, which would eventually be canceled.

Bensko helped map earth resources by satellite until he retired.

Adapted from the obituary of Bensko and his wife, which may be found here.

Includes materials related to geology, the petroleum industry, and the Apollo Lunar Surface Drill.

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