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Life Beyond Earth and the Mind of Man - 1975

A symposium from renowned experts, including Carl Sagan, on extraterrestrial life. More footage on space, and nearly every other subject, is available in the moving picture holdings of the National Archives. Just a sampling of our holdings is on our YouTube channel: Transcript (PDF): CREATED BY National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (10/01/1958 - ) SUMMARY This film is an edited version of a symposium held at Boston University on November 20, 1972 that explores the implications of the possible existence of extraterrestrial life within the galaxy and the universe. The panel members were Dr. Richard Berendzen, astronomy professor and historian of science at Boston University; Dr. Ashley Montagu, anthropologist, social biologist and author at Rutgers University; Dr. Philip Morrison, physicist educator and philosopher of science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Dr. Carl Sagan, astronomer and exobiologist at Cornell University; Dr. Krister Stendahl, clergyman and theologian at Harvard University; and Dr. George Wald, biologist at Harvard University. REPOSITORY: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: SUBJECTS Congresses and conventions Life on other planets Drew Associates, Producer MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog:
Length: 26:56


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