Searching for Life on Mars – NASA Press Conference

February 17, 2021
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Tune in to learn about NASA's search for life on Mars. Mission experts will discuss how the Mars 2020 rover will take samples on the surface of Mars for a future mission, Mars Sample Return, to return to Earth.

Speakers include:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for science, NASA Headquarters
  • Bobby Braun, Mars Sample Return program manager, JPL
  • David Parker, director of human and robotic exploration, ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Netherlands
  • Mary Voytek, director of NASA’s astrobiology program, NASA Headquarters
  • Ken Williford, Perseverance deputy project scientist, JPL
  • Libby Hausrath, participating scientist for returned sample science, University of Nevada Las Vegas

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