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The Great Mars Debate

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photo of mars surface
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February 5 - February 9, 2001

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

 

[Overview]

[Educational Objectives and Standards]

[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

 

 


Video Interviews

These video interviews feature scientists who are involved in the many aspects of the 2003 Mars Rovers Expedition. They are meant to be used as supporting resources to better prepare you for the weeklong debate and live webcast on Friday, 2/9/01. However, viewing the videos alone can be an excellent and exciting way to learn more about the mission. Each clip runs between 1 - 3 minutes in length.

You will need Real Player or QuickTime to view these videos. It is free and can be downloaded here. If you have a problem viewing the videos on your system you may need to download a more current version.
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Bonnie

Bonnie is a senior in High School and a member of our Young Women of NASA Advisory Council. She interviewed each of the scientists and will be hosting our live webcast on February 9. You can read more about Bonnie and her work with the council in her profile. (Please note that in the video the date of the webcast is incorrect. The live webcast is on Friday, 2/9/01.

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Dr. Matt Golombek

This video shows the "Big Picture" and addresses why we are going to Mars)

Dr. Matt Golombek is the Principle Investigator at Jet Propulsion Laboratories for Mars Pathfinder, one of the organizers for the workshop. He is a member of the Project Science Group for the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) 2003 spacecraft which will make the final landing site selection by May '02.

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Dr. Steve Squyers

Dr. Squyers gives an introduction to the Rovers

Dr. Steve Squyres is the Principle Investigator on the MER 2003 Rovers and currently works at Cornell University

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Dr. John Callas

Dr. Callas addresses safety and the constraints on Landing Sites.

He is a Mars scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is involved in the MER 2003 mission.

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Dr. Tim Parker

Dr. Parker addresses some issues on specific landing sites.

He is a member of the Project Science Group for the MER 2003 mission and on the steering committee for the workshop. He works at Jet Propulsion Laboratories.

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Dr. Jim Head

Dr. Jim Head addresses some issues on specific landing sites.

He works at Brown University and is a leading planetary geologist.

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Dr. Jack Farmer

Dr. Jack Farmer addresses some issues on specific landing sites.

He is the Chair of the NASA Astrobiology Institute Mars Focus Group at Arizona State University. More information on his work can be found on the astrobiology pages. If you would like to learn more about what an Astrobiologist does, check out our Astrobiologist fact sheet.

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Dr. Nadine Barlow

Dr. Nadine Barlow addresses some issues on specific landing sites.>p> She is a planetary scientist at University of Central Florida, and is also active in education and public outreach.

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Questions and comments about this event can be sent to: tkrieg@quest.arc.nasa.gov

 
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