Seth Shostak
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"Seth Shostak" is an United States/American astronomer, currently Senior Astronomer and Director, Center for SETI/SETI research.

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The basic globe was there. One generation did that. All we have done since then is refine that globe.

It was completely contrary to the way the world was supposed to work. Everyone assumed the U.S. was going to do this first - just assumed it.