|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1930|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 2013|
Scientist, physician. Best know as founder of the SETI Program. After studying at the Royal Grammar School Worcester, Billingham obtained his degree in Medicine from Oxford University and Guy's Hospital in London. In 1963, he was invited to join NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston where worked on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. In 1965, he moved to the NASA Ames Research Center in California where headed the Extraterrestrial Research Division and the Life Science Division. He also collaborated in the preparation of works of scientific popularization, including "A reply from earth. A proposed approach to developing a message from humankind to extraterrestrial intelligence after we detect them" and "An overview of selected biomedical aspects of Mars missions". In 2009, he was inducted into the NASA Ames Hall of Fame. Billingham died at the age of 83.
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Record added: Aug 11, 2013
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