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The Mars Curiosity Rover
Dr. Eileen Stansbery, Director, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science at NASA, Johnson Space Center
 
date:6:00PM   US Central (GMT −0500)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 
location:McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall
 
sponsor:Rice Space Institute
 
summary:

ABSTRACT

The NASA/JPL radioisotope powered Mars Scientific Laboratory successfully landed on Mars on August 5, 2012, after a flawless but very complicated descent. With an array of new sophisticated instruments, it is the most ambitious exploration to date of the Red Planet to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes; in other words, to determine the planet’s habitability. Dr. Eileen K. Stansbery, Director of Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science NASA Johnson Space Center, will discuss the travels, investigations, and results of the Curiosity Rover on Mars — Give way to your curiosity and join us as we learn about this fascinating journey of discovery!

 
more info:http://rsi.rice.edu/2013/01/22/mit-enterprise-forum-special-lecture/
 
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