John Halajian Shares His Innovative Creations and Contributions
Innovative book exhibits the fascinating world of lunar exploration.
Suffolk Country, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2013
Invigorating, astounding and innovative,“Moon Stories” is a riveting book that shares author John Halajian’s determined journey into lunar exploration and more. His passion for science is captured in this one-of-a-kind book that elucidates the concept of the power of the mind as he ventured forth in his legendary accomplishments with landing men on the moon in the 1960s.
Napoleon Hill’s quote “What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve,” is truly descriptive of what Halajian was able to do for humanity. His outstanding contributions for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, also known as NASA, invoked a significant development in technological advancements especially in the lunar science and exploration programs. He also co-pioneered some very vital tools that have enhanced the lifestyle of humanity. Digital imaging is one of them. Versatile, this book is not just a story of science and technology, but more importantly, this magnificent compilation is an inspiring and compelling emblem of perseverance, hard work and passion which one man was able to embody through his groundbreaking discoveries, unlimited amount of knowledge and creative imagination.
About the Author
John Halajian, an engineer who pioneered the scientific exploration of the moon, and an expert student of Armenian sacred architecture was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on January 1, 1926. He spent his early years in Damascus, Syria, where he completed his primary and secondary education in the French Jesuit School. After obtaining his French baccalaureate, he received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and architecture at the American University of Beirut. He pursued a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, with a specialty in soil mechanics, at Harvard University. Shortly after graduating, he got married and was blessed with four daughters.
He was employed at Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, Long Island, and was recruited to provide his expertise in soil mechanics for the purpose of developing a proposal for NASA regarding the manned lunar landing mission. Halajian’s research also led him to other area levels, and through his work, he co-invented a pioneering version of the digital camera. Following the lunar landing, and his migration within Grumman to a life of normalcy, he devoted much time to the building of his own home in Long Island, NY, and reverted to his passion for architecture and building.
Aside from handling various responsibilities and positions, Halajian was also known as a writer of essays on a variety of subjects. At the end of his life, he took solace in knowing that a compilation of his best writings would soon be published in book form. John touched so many lives with love, humanity, knowledge and artistry. Among all of his accomplishments, he remained humble.
Moon Stories * by John Halajian
A Road Map to Lunar Exploration and Beyond
Trade Paperback; $12.99; 194 pages; 978-1602475281
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