Donald G. Carpenter

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Donald Gilbert Carpenter
Born 23 May 1927(1927-05-23)
Albany Co., New York
Died 27 March 2011 (83)
Bexar Co., Texas
Burial Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Col.
Alma mater University of Maryland (B.S., 1950, Physics); Air Force Institute of Technology (M.S., 1960, Nuclear Engineering); Iowa State University (Ph.D., 1962, Nuclear Engineering)
Workplace(s) United States Air Force (1950-7?); USAF Academy (1962-67); Colorado Tech., Electrical Eng. Dept. (1990-199?)

Donald Gilbert Carpenter (May 23, 1927 - March 27, 2011) was an American nuclear physicist and decorated United States Air Force officer who worked under the Aerospace Defense Command on the U.S. satellite tracking program SPACETRACK, which included a command posting with the 16th Surveillance Squadron at Shemya AFB, Alaska. Carpenter also pursued interests in gerontology, ghostology, and ufology; the latter interest was expressed in his authorship of a controversial chapter, "Unidentified Flying Objects," in a USAF Academy physics textbook Introductory Space Science (reprinted as Environmental Space Sciences in 1972).

Selected Bibliography


  • Merlino, Merlin Mesmer (1973), The Treacherous Time Machine, New York: Vantage Press