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Dr. Douglas Vakoch

“Called “The Man Who Speaks for Earth” by The New Yorker, Dr. Douglas Vakoch transmits radio messages to the stars to make contact with ET.”


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Douglas Vakoch, Ph.D., is a frequent science commentator on podcasts and television programs that explore astrobiology - the hunt for life in the cosmos, including the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). His expertise includes space exploration, the societal impact of science, and environmental threats to humanity's long-term survival. Dr. Vakoch is President of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence), a research organization in San Francisco devoted to transmitting powerful, intentional signals to nearby stars in the hope of eliciting replies from advanced civilizations. He has published twenty books covering the search for life beyond Earth, COVID-19, the psychology of space exploration, ecofeminism, sustainability, and science fiction. 

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