Ed Prior

Scientist, Historian, and Published Author

Edwin Prior Ed Prior During his forty-year career at NASA, Ed Prior authored/co-authored over sixty-five research reports, presentations or journal articles. He was co-discoverer of the “Winter Helium Bulge”, called “the most striking recent result concerning composition of the upper atmosphere” in one of his six references in the publication "Significant Achievements in Space Science". The discovery led to various NASA awards/accolades.

Prior’s beloved wife of 51 years, Margaret McCutchen Prior, passed away in 2020. Their son James, his wife Rachel Ip, their son Mack, and their dog Dominno live in North Carolina.

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