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Al Globus

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Al Globus

Space Settlement Designer and Author

I was born in Chicago and grew up in Southern California (Seal Beach) right on the beach with a few years in Germany here and there. My first career was music, playing guitar, bass, and saxophone in rock, jazz, country-rock, and funk bands and attending Berkelee College of Music in Boston. I returned to college at the University of California at Santa Cruz to get my bachelors in information science in 1979. While at UCSC I became very excited about space colonization after reading an issue of Coevolutionary Quarterly and went to work at NASA Ames Research Center after graduation. I still play guitar and sing in local groups.

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Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

At the Space Settlement Summit With Former NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden

December 12, 2018 • 50:06

He led NASA for eight years, but not till he had flown on four Space Shuttle missions and enjoyed a long military career. Charlie Bolden talks with Mat about his time at the space agency and where we’re headed on the final frontier.

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