Lunar and Planetary Institute

Virtual Public Lecture on NASA's Perseverance Rover

June 12, 2020

Upcoming Virtual Public Lecture on June 18

In July 2020, NASA will launch the Perseverance rover as part of a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. Perseverance is a one-ton vehicle patterned after the Curiosity rover, but with a new mission: collect samples of rocks and soils for future return to Earth. A new set of instruments will study the mineralogy and chemistry of the samples and search for organic molecules at a new landing site—Jezero crater. The rover also has an instrument to produce oxygen—a technology being tested to prepare for future human expeditions to Mars.

NASA's Perseverance rover and the prospect of round-trip robotic Mars missions
presented by Dr. Roger Wiens, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Thursday, June 18, 2020
7:30 p.m. Central

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Dr. Wiens' 30-40 minute presentation will be followed by time for Q&A from the audience and is intended for inquisitive adults.

For more information, visit:
Roger Wiens Bio Sketch
Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series videos

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