Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group
Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) serves as a community-based, interdisciplinary forum for inquiry and analysis to support NASA Mars exploration objectives. MEPAG is responsible for providing the science input needed to plan and prioritize Mars exploration activities. To carry out its role, MEPAG organizes public meetings to gather information and conduct specific studies to address issues and analyze proposed future activities. Based on those activities, MEPAG documents goals, objectives, investigations, and required measurements for the robotic and human exploration of Mars. Updates in response to discoveries and community input are captured in the MEPAG Science Goals Document1. The four overarching MEPAG goals for the exploration of Mars and its moons are:
Goal 1. Determine if Mars ever supported life
Goal 2. Understand the processes and history of climate on Mars
Goal 3. Understand the origin and evolution of Mars as a geological system
Goal 4. Prepare for human exploration
1Historical reports and documents, including the MEPAG Science Goals Document, can be accessed at the legacy MEPAG website. Future updates will provide access to relevant historical reports and documents through this LPI-hosted website. Additionally, information and updates for MEPAG meetings and activities taking place after April 2022 will only be found on the LPI-hosted website.
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