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"Peter Staudhammer, a former USC executive who helped design the engine that landed astronauts on the surface of the moon, died Monday at his home in La Quinta from complications of cancer. He was 73." as announced in the LA Times.

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The New York Times:
Peter Staudhammer, Who Designed NASA Instruments, Dies at 73
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Later, in the 1970s, Dr. Staudhammer helped design the compact traveling laboratory that accompanied the Viking missions to Mars. The laboratory, known as the Viking biology instrument package, was placed on the planetís surface, where it heated soil samples, studied the resulting gases and relayed the findings from the scene. Scientists of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration had hoped to discover conditions favorable to primitive life — and perhaps even find single-cell organisms — but the instruments revealed what was an essentially sterile environment.

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