Astrobiology: The Story of our Search for Life in the Universe
Produced by the NASA Astrobiology Program, the series began in 2010 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Exobiology and Astrobiology at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Issue 1 traces the roots of Astrobiology from early cave paintings, through speculations of ancient Greek philosophers on the existence of other worlds, to contributions from more modern scientists such as Huygens, Galileo, Oparin, Haldane, Miller, Urey, Franklin, Watson, Crick, and Sagan. It goes on to explain how shortly after NASA was created in 1958, the NASA Exobiology Program, a research program supporting the search for life beyond Earth, came along. It would eventually morph into the Astrobiology Program in the mid-90's. Digital versions are available for download at: http://www.astrobio.net/index.php?option=com_content&id=7
Concept and Story
Mary Voytek, Linda Billings, Aaron L. Gronstal
Aaron L. Gronstal Script Aaron L. Gronstal
NASA Astrobiology Program
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Mary Voytek; Aaron Lee Gronstal; Linda Billings (2013), "Astrobiology: The Story of our Search for Life in the Universe," http://astrobiologyfuture.org/resources/5.