RIP-- Dr. John Billingham, NASA Scientist Who Searched for Life in Outer Space
Dr. John Billingham, who as a NASA official in the 1970s helped persuade the federal government to use radio telescopes to scour the universe for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence, even as critics mocked the idea, died on Aug. 4 in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 83.
Dr. Billingham, an Englishman who earned a medical degree at Oxford and helped design spacesuits for astronauts in the 1960s, never found the evidence he was looking for.Never found it? He never read any Air Force UFO reports? Seriously?
Designed spacesuits, eh? He may well have been a tool.