37th MEPAG Face-to-Face Meeting

1st Information Circular
37th MEPAG Face-to-Face Meeting, Friday, July 26, 2019

Caltech Campus, Pasadena, CA
8:30 am-1:00 pm PDT
11:30-4:00 pm EDT

Members of the Mars community,

You are cordially invited to participate in the MEPAG face-to-face annual meeting for 2019, which will be hosted at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.ย  Further details, including an updated agenda, will be posted on the MEPAG meeting website about a month before the meeting (https://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/meetings.cfm?expand=m37).ย  This meeting will follow on to the 9th International Mars Conference also hosted by Caltech on the preceding Monday thru Thursday.ย  The MEPAG meeting will be on Friday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT (11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT)

The tentative topical agenda for this meeting is:

  • MEPAG news since the last virtual meeting
  • NASA PSD/MEP Reports
    • MEP Status
    • Next Steps in Mars Sample Return
    • MEP Architecture Study–Response to Vision into Voyages (Decadal Mid-term Review)
  • Brief updates on Mars missions in development, including the Mars 2020 and ESA rovers
  • News on the Moon to Mars initiative
  • Preparations for the Next Planetary Decadal Survey
    • Highlights of 9th International Mars Conference
    • MEPAG Goals Update
    • White Papers and other steps
  • Future MEPAG Plans & Meetings

The meeting is open to all members of the Mars science community including our international colleagues.ย  There is no registration fee, but all potential attendees are asked to register by June 28,

Please forecast for travel to this meeting, separate from 9th Mars Conference.

For details, including lodging information, please read the 37th MEPAG 1st Circular.

I look forward to your participation.


Dr. Aileen Yingst, incoming MEPAG Chair