Farouk El-baz


Farouk El-baz was born in Zagazig, Al Sharqia Governorate, Egypt on January 2nd, 1938 and is the Geologist. At the age of 86, Farouk El-baz biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 2, 1938
United States, Egypt
Place of Birth
Zagazig, Al Sharqia Governorate, Egypt
86 years old
Zodiac Sign
Astronomer, Geologist
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NASA's Apollo Achievement Award, Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, Certificate of Merit of the World Aerospace Education Organization, Republic of Egypt Order of Merit - First Class, 1989 Outstanding Achievement Award of the Egyptian American Organization, 1991 Golden Door Award of the International Institute of Boston
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Farouk El-baz Life

Farouk El-Baz (born January 2, 1938) is an Egyptian American space scientist and geologist, who worked with NASA in the scientific exploration of the Moon and the planning of the Apollo program.

He was a leading geologist on the program, responsible for studying the geology of the Moon, the selection of landing sites for the Apollo missions, and the training of astronauts in lunar observations and photography.

He played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, and later Apollo missions.

He also came up with the idea of touchable moon rocks at a museum, inspired by his childhood pilgimage to Mecca where he touched the Black Stone (which in Islam is believed to be sent down from the heavens).He is married, has four daughters, and six grandchildren.

El-Baz is the brother of Osama El-Baz, senior advisor to Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak. Currently, El-Baz is Research Professor and Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is Adjunct Professor of Geology at the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Geological Society of America Foundation, Boulder, Colorado, a member of the Board of Directors of CRDF Global, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.


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Awards and honors

  • He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including: the Golden Door Award of the International Institute of Boston; the Nevada Medal of the Desert Research Institute, and the Pioneer Award of the Arab Thought Foundation.
  • Asteroid 7371 El-Baz, discovered by American astronomers Eleanor Helin and Schelte Bus at Palomar Observatory in 1978, was named in his honor. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 27 August 2019 (M.P.C. 115893).