NSN Webinar: NASA

NSN Webinar: NASA's Mars Trek: Powerful Online Tools for Exploring Mars

  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Teen, Adult
Brian Day from NASA Ames Research Center joined  us on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 to  show us a new tool to visualize data returned from Mars.The video recording of his session, along with the Q&A from members, is now embedded below.

NASA's Mars Trek web portal provides a powerful new way to visualize and analyze data returned from Mars by a range of instruments aboard a number of spacecraft. Mars Trek's wealth of data, advanced capabilities, and easy to use interface make it useful for mission planners, planetary scientists, students, and the general public. In this presentation, we will focus on how to use Mars Trek to engage the public in exploring the spectacular landforms of Mars, examine current and past sites of robotic exploration, and look ahead to proposed sites for human missions to Mars now being planned. The audience will learn to use Mars Trek's tools, including generating custom 3D prints of the Martian surface.

Brian Day works at NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute where he serves in lead positions for lunar and planetary mapping and modeling, citizen science, and outreach. He is a member of the site selection & analysis teams for the Resource Prospector and Lunar Mission One missions to the Moon, and is supporting analysis of potential human landing sites on Mars. Brian was the EPO Lead for NASA's LCROSS and LADEE lunar missions. Brian has participated in a number of NASA Mars Analog Field Studies working in extreme environments here on Earth that share some characteristics with Mars. In 2007, he flew on the Aurigid-MAC mission to record fragments of comet Kiess entering Earth's upper atmosphere.

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Webinar Video: Mars Trek

The video recording of our talk.

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