David H. Grinspoon is an American astrobiologist. He is the current curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. and was appointed Baruch S. Blumberg NASA-Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology for 2012/2013.
He has published two books, Venus Revealed and Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life, the latter of which won the 2004 PEN literary award for nonfiction  He is an adjunct professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado.
Grinspoon, the son of Harvard psychiatrist and author Lester Grinspoon, holds degrees in Philosophy of Science and Planetary Science from Brown University and a doctorate in Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona. He serves as an advisor to NASA on space exploration strategy. He serves as an Interdisciplinary Scientist on the European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft mission to Venus. He is a science team member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute Titan Team and serves as science Co-Investigator and team lead for Education and Public Outreach for the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on the Mars Science Laboratory.
- Venus Revealed: A New Look Below the Clouds of Our Mysterious Twin Planet (1998)
- Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life (2004)
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- "About David Grinspoon" (Biography). CafeSci. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
- "Astrophysical and Planetary Science Directory". Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Science. University of Colorado.
- "Solar System Exploration - People". NASA - Solar System Exploration. NASA. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- "Venus Express: Searching for Life - On Earth". European Space Agency - Our Activities. ESA. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- "Members". NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Titan. NASA. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- "SwRI Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) Homepage". SwRI Boulder. Southwest Research Institute. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
Public Lecture on "Comparing Worlds: Climate Catastrophes in the Solar System", part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series
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