Jill Tarter

Jill Tarter

In the blockbuster movie Contact, Jodie Foster accurately portrays Jill Tarter as a stubborn crusader with a passion for space. The legendary space scientist has spent 35 years in the quest for extraterrestrial life. Now she declares that the discovery of an Earthlike planet – Earth 2.0! – could be just around the corner.

NASA gave Jill Tarter two public service medals. She’s also received Women in Aerospace’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the TED Prize. At GRID she wants to change your perspective.


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