EASTEX, was the East coast group of the Panel on Extraterrestrial Life, chaired by Salvador Luria, and also including Bruce Billings, Dean Cowie, Richard Davies, George Derbyshire, Paul Doty, Herbert Freeman, Thomas Gold, H. Keffer Hartline, Martin Kamen, Cyris Levinthal, Stanley Miller, E. F. Mac Nichol, Bruno Rossi, W. R. Sistron, John W. Townsend, Wolf Vishniac, Fred Whipple, and Richard S. Young. It held its first meeting December 19–20, 1958 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and produced a final report circulated as SSB (Space Science Board)–93. EASTEX was merged with WESTEX into Committee 14 on Exobiology in August 1960.