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The Great Mars Debate

photo of mars surface
photo of mars surface
photo of mars surface
photo of mars surface

February 5 - February 9, 2001

Forum 2/5 - 2/9
Live Webcast 2/9 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET



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[Supporting Educational Material]

[How to Participate]


Join the Debate Forum NOW!

See the Video Interviews NOW!

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 the conference and well versed in the issues will moderate this discussion. To ensure that your 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 Mars experts. 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 sites.
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: tkrieg@quest.arc.nasa.gov


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