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David Grinspoon

David Grinspoon is a celebrated astrobiologist, author, and person who talks a lot about science. He is a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado. He has worked on several spacecraft missions with space agencies in Europe, Japan, and the US. He was named the first Chair of Astrobiology in 2013 by the Library of Congress. He is the author of Venus Revealed: A New Look Below the Clouds of Our Mysterious Twin Planet (1997); Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life (2003), which won the 2004 Pen Center Literary Award; and Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto (2018), written with Alan Stern. He has been awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for Public Communication of Planetary Science by the American Astronomical Society. His latest solo book is Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future, first published in 2016.

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