John Herbert Chapman

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science

Builder of the Canadian space program

Birthdate
August 28, 1921

Birthplace
London, Ontario

Date of Death
September 28, 1979

Place of Death
Vancouver, BC

Family Members
  • Father: Lt. Col. Lloyd P. Chapman
  • Mother: Kathleen Saunders Chapman
  • Wife: Marian (Holmes) Chapman

Title
Physicist; Space scientist; Administrator

Status
Deceased

Degrees
  • MSc McGill University
  • PhD McGill University

Awards
  • McCurdy award (Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute), 1967
  • Charles Chree Medal and Prize, 1967
  • Dellinger Gold Medal (International Union of Radio Scientists), 1966
  • Engineering Medal (Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario), 1966
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1966
  • McNaughton Award (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) - posthumously, 1979
  • Several honorary doctorates

Last Updated
June 21, 2011

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