Steven J. Dick is an American astronomer, author and historian of science most noted for his work in the field of astrobiology. Dick served as the Chief Historian for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 2003 to 2009. Before that he was an astronomer and historian of science at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, from 1979 to 2003, during which time he served a term as Acting Head of the Nautical Almanac Office.
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