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John Meredyth Lucas (May 1, 1919 – October 19, 2002) was an American writer, primarily for television.
In 1951 he married Australian born actress Joan Winfield. Together they raised three children. After her death in 1978, he remarried. After his death in 2002, he was cremated and his ashes were later launched into space on a suborbital flight in 2007. They were subsequently launched on an orbital flight on August 2, 2008, however the rocket failed two minutes after launch.