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MARS PERSEVERANCE NEWS BFG: SEARCHING FOR ANCIENT LIFE AND MARS SAMPLE RETURN (JPL), Feb 17, 2021, virtual, 3:00 pm ET

Update Feb. 10:  This event will also air on NASA TV, the NASA YouTube channel, and the NASA App.  Participants are:

  • 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

The title has been modified from “Proof of Ancient Life …” to “Searching for Ancient Life…”

 

Original Entry: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is holding a series of briefings in connection with the landing of the Mars Perseverance (Mars 2020) spacecraft on Mars on February 18, 2021.

The full list is on JPL’s website.  All will be streamed on JPL’s YouTube channel.

On February 17, a news briefing “Proof Of Ancient Life and Mars Sample Return” is scheduled for 3:00 pm ET.

Details

Date:
February 17
Time:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm