August 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Current Research in EEPS Seminar: Katie Stack Morgan – NASA
Abstract Title: The Mars 2020 Rover: Seeking Signs of Past Life on Mars
In 2020, NASA will launch the next flagship rover mission to Mars. The Mars 2020 mission seeks to explore ancient habitable environments, seek signs of ancient life, enable the collection of a set of samples that could one day be returned to Earth, and prepare for human exploration of Mars. In this talk, Mars 2020 Deputy Project Scientist Katie Stack Morgan will present an overview of the Mars 2020 rover mission, the mission’s evolving scientific strategy, and a discussion of landing site selection.