Stuart Ross Taylor (1925-2021), an icon in lunar science, has passed away after a brief illness at the age of 95.

Taylor received the Shoemaker Distinguished Lunar Scientist Award in 2012 from then Director Yvonne Pendleton of the NASA Lunar Science Institute.

Taylor was one of the pioneers of lunar science, as he carried out the first analysis of the first lunar sample returned to Earth. As a NASA principal investigator for 20 years, his service to the lunar science community was incredibly storied. SSERVI deeply mourns the passing of such a luminary and will endeavor to pass on the torch of his knowledge to the next generation of explorers.

Ad Astra Ross.

For those interested in learning more about Ross Taylor, The Australian National University has sent the following over Twitter:

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