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Dr Brian O‚ÄôLeary was born on January 27th, 1940 and past away on July 28th, 2011 shortly after making this statement. He was a member of the sixth group of astronauts selected by NASA in August of 1967. The members of this group were known as the scientist-astronauts. Dr O‚ÄôLeary received a bachelor of arts degree in physics from Williams College in 1961, and a doctor of philosophy in astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as secretary of the American Geophysical Union‚Äôs Planetology Section. Furthermore, he was the team leader of the Asteroidal Resources Group for NASA‚Äôs Ames Summer Study on Space Settlements. He was a founding board member of the International Association for New Science as well as founding president of the New Energy Movement. He was a fellow at the World Innovation Foundation and a physics professor at Princeton University.