Public Lectures

Mars exploration in 2021 and beyond

Published on March 4, 2021

Speaker:Bruce Jakosky
Date:Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Location:Zoom (Video link to come on the this lecture's webpage)

Seminar Abstract:

2021 has been an exciting year for Mars exploration. Four new spacecraft from three different countries arrived at Mars since the New Year—two that are orbiting the planet, one that has landed on the surface, and one that will land soon. At the same time, both government and private entities are planning for human exploration of Mars. What makes Mars such a compelling place to explore? What are we trying to learn and why?

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