Farouk El-baz

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Birthday
2, 1938
Birthplace
El Senbellawein, Egypt
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
2, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
El Senbellawein, Egypt

About

Known best for his work on the scientific research aspects of NASA's Apollo missions, this Egyptian-born geologist also served as a scientific advisor to Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.

Before Fame

After completing a degree in geology and chemistry at Ain Shams University, he earned his doctorate in geology from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Trivia

He taught at Germany's Heidelberg University and at Egypt's Assiut University.

Family Life

A native of El Senbellawein, Egypt, he later settled in the United States. His marriage resulted in four daughters.

Associated With

His brother, Osama El-Baz, served as an advisor to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.