Born in Brooklyn on this date in 1934, galactic citizen Carl Sagan—scientist, educator, advocate, author, artist—passed away in 1996. Today he would have been 76.
Maker Birthdays: Carl Sagan
I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.View more articles by Sean Michael Ragan