William "Bill" Abbey is a geologist and member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is currently a Surface Sampling System Scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory mission (the Curiosity rover) and a Technologist in the Planetary Science Section. He received both his B.S. and M.S. in Geology from George Washington University.
Drilling through many meters of ice to Europa’s ocean or to the pristine sub-surface layers of Mars will be hard. The Planetary Deep Drill prototype has shown that it may be a practical approach. Join Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues at the field test site deep in California’s desert.