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Dr. James Green is NASA’s Director of the Planetary Science. His passions span both Solar System exploration and the Civil War. For over 30 years Jim has conducted research into Civil War balloons and has spoken at a number of events including, most recently, the 150th Anniversary of Lowe’s first tether balloon ascension on the Washington DC, National Mall on June 17, 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Iowa in 1979 and currently resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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