Klein, Harold P. ("Chuck") (1921–2001)
Harold Klein was a microbiologist who became chief of the Exobiology Division and then head
of the Life Sciences Directorate NASA's Ames Research
Center. For seven years prior to his arrival at Ames, he had been professor
of biology and subsequently chairman of the biology department at Brandeis
University in Massachusetts. Klein also served as head of the Viking project's biology science team. He was named to the Ames Research Center
Hall of Fame in 2000. The astrobiology laboratory building at Ames has been
dedicated in his honor.
Thanks to Juidi Klein Alongi
for updated information.