Committee 14 on Exobiology

Committee 14 on Exobiology was the result of the merger, in August 1960, between the East and West coast groups (EASTEX and WESTEX) of the Space Science Board's Panel on Extraterrestrial Life. At the same time as this merger, Panel 2 on Extraterrestrial Life was dissolved to allow the Space Science Board to be the sole representative in bioastronautics for the National Academy of Sciences. Committee 14 was chaired by Joshua Lederberg.