Dan Alderson

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Birthday
31, 1941
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 17, 1989 (47)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1941
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 17, 1989 (47)

About

Scientist who worked for Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and wrote the software used to navigate Voyagers 1 and 2. He is also a prominent character in Lucifer's Hammer, a 1977 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Larry Niven.

Before Fame

He attended Caltech after receiving a scholarship from a high school science fair.

Trivia

He was a member of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society and he created the imaginary planet of Wibblefubwilda, a planet where everyone gets his heart's desire.

Family Life

He died from complications of diabetes.

Associated With

He was a fan of Robert Zemeckis.