MEPAG Virtual Meeting October 20, 2020

1st Information Circular
10th Virtual MEPAG Meeting (VM10)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 pm-4:00 pm EDT

Members of the Mars community,

I cordially invite you to participate in the next virtual meeting (VM10) of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG), scheduled on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, at 1:00 pm-4:00 pm EDT. 

Agenda items are expected to include updates about recent MEPAG, Mars Exploration Program, and Decadal Survey activities, with an extended discussion on Planetary Protection (PP) developments.  Scott Hubbard will provide an overview of recent NASEM Reviews (e.g., Assessment of the Report of NASA’s Planetary Protection Independent Review Board) and Lisa Pratt will discuss the formation of the NASEM Committee on Planetary Protection (CoPP) and other responses to various external reviews. The VM10 agenda and 2nd Information Circular will be shared within the next two weeks on the MEPAG meeting website (

WebEx connectivity information is below. This meeting is open to all members of the Mars science community including our international colleagues, and I look forward to your participation.


Dr. R. Aileen Yingst


If you have a comment or question about the meeting, please email [email protected]

MEPAG VM10 1st Information Circular