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* 1930 in Chicago
Frank Donald Drake is an American astronomer and astrophysicist.
He is involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence,
including the founding of SETI,
mounting the first observational attempts at detecting
extraterrestrial communications in 1960 in Project Ozma,
developing the Drake equation, and as the creator of the Arecibo
a digital encoding of an astronomical and biological description
of the Earth
and its lifeforms for transmission into the cosmos.