Telecon July 23rd: Mars Science Lab and Curiosity Rover
Illustration credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Monday, July 23rd we heard a teleconference with Dr. Ashwan Vasavada all about the newest mission to Mars, the Mars Science Lab, including the Curiosity rover!

The mission and rover are designed 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." Join Deputy Project Scientist and eloquent public speaker Dr. Ashwin Vasavada as he gives us the highlights and more from this mission.

View the slides online here.

Check back here for the transcript and more coming soon.

What is your club doing to celebrate the Mars landing? If you're having an event the weekend of August 4-5th, be sure to get it on the NSN calendar. Scheduled events will automatically be entered into a drawing for a Mars Globe! Get your events posted by Wednesday, July 25th to qualify.

 

*Bonus*
One lucky listener will receive the new book
Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet by Rod Pyle