(1985) Novel: "Contact" (filmed as
1 Biographical Movie
1 Print Biography
1 Magazine Cover Photo
Dr. Carl Sagan
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Did You Know?
In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful...
Despite being known for, and frequently quoted with, his famous phrase "billions and billions...", Carl Sagan never actually said it during the entire single-season run of
. The actual phrase is "billions UPON billions," and the complete quote which includes this often-misquoted phrase is "A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars - billions upon billions of stars."
He mostly wore turtlenecks with suit coats.