Frontiers Lecture: Robotic Mission to Mars

21 May (19:00)
- 1 Jun (3:00)
Frontiers Lecture: Robotic Mission To Mars
Frontiers Lecture: Robotic Mission to Mars

⌚️2024-05-21 19:00:00 –
🏢American Museum of Natural History

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NASA’s ongoing Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission, which landed on Mars in February 2021, seeks to identify past habitable environments, search for signs of ancient microbial life, collect and cache samples for potential future return missions, and test technologies vital for future human exploration.

Joel Hurowitz, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University, has been involved with NASA’s robotic Mars exploration program since 2004 and is the deputy principal investigator for the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL) on the Perseverance rover.

In this Frontiers Lecture, Hurowitz will discuss the multiple generations of rovers that have gone to Mars, where we are now, and what the future of the Mars Exploration Program holds.


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