Carl Sagan
By: larac851

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Early Life:

Carl Edward Sagan was born on November 9th, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. Sagan grew up where he was born, New York. He graduated at the University of Chicago. He graduated with a Ph. D. in astronomy and astrophysics.
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Awards:
vThe NASA distinguished public service medal. (1977)
vThe Pulitzer Prize for General Non- Fiction. (1978)
vThe Oersted Medal. (1990)
vThe National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal. (1994)
Books Published:
vHe wrote the book Contact, in 1985 and in 1977 it became a movie.
vHe wrote the book Cosmos, that later became a movie. It was also the bestselling science book in English. In total it was watched by 50 million people in over 60 countries.
vHe wrote The Cosmic Connection, about aliens in 1973.
vHe wrote The Dragons of Eden: Speculations of the Evolution of Human Intelligence, which is the cause for his Pulitzer Prize.
v Carl Sagan wrote 16 books in total.

Accomplishments In life:
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v Found out that humans can’t live in Venus.
v Started the Search For Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.(SETI)
v One of the founders of the Planetary Society.
v Studied the surface features and chemical atmospheres in different planets.
v Studied the seasonal changes of Mars.
v Worked for NASA as a consultant and advisor.
v Helped the astronauts going on the Apollo.
v Was an experimenter on the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo.
v Got Asteroid 2709 Sagan named after him.



He was an:
vAstronomer
vPlanetary Scientist
vAstrophysicist
vExobiologist
vEducator
vWriter
vExperimenter
vScience Popularizer

Late life:
Sagan married three women, the last on being Ann Druyan. Sagan ended up with five kids; Dorion, Jeremy, Nicholas, Sasha, and Sam. Carl Sagan died December 10th, 1996 in Seattle, Washington. Sagan died from pneumonia.

Citations:
v "Carl Sagan." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 23 Sep. 2013. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/276836>.
v [Image.] http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/9612/sagan_uc.gif September 20, 2013
v [Image.] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Planets2013.jpg September 20, 2013
vPoundstone, William. Carl Sagan: A life in the cosmos. New York, NY: Henry Holt, 1999. Print.
vSpandenburg, Ray and Kit Moser. Carl Sagan: A biography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004. Print.
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v Unknown Author. “Carl Sagan: Author profile.” http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10538.Carl_Sagan Goodreads Inc. Date of publication unknown. Web. September 20, 2013
v Unknown Author. “Carl Sagan Biography”. http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ro-Sc/Sagan-Carl.html Advameg Inc. Date of publication unknown. Web. September 20, 2013
v Unknown Author. Unknown title. https://www.google.com/search?q=carl+sagan+books&oq=carl+sagan+books&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j69i60l2.4536j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Google Inc. Date of publication unknown. Web. September 20, 2013.