Friday, October 9, 2015

Mars Society Loses Long-Time Board Member

Mars Society Loses Long-Time Board Member Declan O’Donnell

The Mars Society is saddened to announce the passing late last week of long-time board member and close friend Declan O’Donnell. An active member of the organization’s board of directors and steering committee, Mr. O’Donnell was a respected trial lawyer in the Denver metropolitan area with a national constituency in the areas of tax and securities litigation.

Mr. O’Donnell maintained a growing practice base in space law, having authored over 50 publications on space law and policy, many with the AIAA, IISL and IAF conventions.

In addition, he served as president of the World Space Bar Association, publisher of the Space Governance Journal and founder and president of the United Societies in Space. His primary goal was to cause a consensus to develop on the legal structure and international character of a space colonization model.

“Declan was my good friend for many years,” said Mars Society president Dr. Robert Zubrin. “He was a true fighter for the future, and a great hu
man being. He will be remembered, and he will be missed.”

special service will be held in Mr. O’Donnell’s memory at Emmaus Anglican Church (995 N. Ridge Road, Castle Rock, CO) on Friday, October 23rd at 2:00 pm.
Declan O'Donnell 1938-2015
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