Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and author.
David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author. He is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and Adjunct Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado. His research focuses on climate evolution on Earth-like planets and potential conditions for life elsewhere in the universe. He is involved with several interplanetary spacecraft missions for NASA, the European Space Agency and the Japanese Space Agency. In 2013 he was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Astrobiology at the U.S. Library of Congress where he studied the human impact on Earth systems and organized a public symposium on the Longevity of Human Civilization. His technical papers have been published in Nature, Science, and numerous other journals, and he has given invited keynote talks at conferences around the world.
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David Grinspoon News
NASA's plan for an aerial colony above Venus
NBC News - 05-Jun-2018
HAVOC spacecraft will deploy helium balloons to float above the inhospitable Venus environmentRead more...
The human universe: Could we colonise the stars?
New Scientist - 04-May-2015
Three main hurdles: 1. nowhere in our solar system offers a suitable environment, 2. will need s...Read more...