The Great Mars Debate
February 5 - February 9, 2001
Forum 2/5 - 2/9
Join the Webcast - Feb. 9, 2001 10:00 AM PST
You are invited to participate in the event in a variety of ways. Ideally, one would
The videos will provide you with an overview of the Mars Exploration Mission, Rovers, Engineering Constraints, and various viewpoints of ideal landing sites by diverse scientists.
The debate takes place in our Quest Forum format.
You may enter
the discussion at any time throughout the course of the week to
read and respond to the dialogue. Educators, also attending
conference and well versed
in the issues will moderate this discussion. To ensure
comments are posted, review all supporting educational
materials and prepare your
comments thoughtfully. The dialogue
is moderated and only appropriate postings will be accepted.
Please review the Forum Directions prior to participation.
The weeklong debate culminates in a live one hour
webcast on Friday,
2/9 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET.
This webcast will be hosted by our young reporter and features three
They will give a brief summary of the mission and rovers, the constraints
and engineering issues, and conference discussions. The scientists
will also review the debate dialogue and provide feedback on your
perspectives. You are invited to join the scientists during the
webcast to discuss your ideas and thoughts on proposed
Go to the Webcast pages. to read about the featured host and scientists.
Please review the webcast directions prior to the event.
Questions and comments about this event
can be sent to: