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Dr John Billingham

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Dr John Billingham

  • Birth 18 Mar 1930 Worcester, City of Worcester, Worcestershire, England
  • Death 4 Aug 2013 Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 115261088

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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  • Created by: Lucy & Chris
  • Added: 11 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115261088
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Billingham (18 Mar 1930–4 Aug 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115261088, ; Maintained by Lucy & Chris (contributor 47687293) Unknown.