Craig Hardgrove is a postdoctoral research scientist at Arizona State University and a member of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity science team where he is on both the color cameras (Mastcam) and neutron detector (DAN) instrument teams. Craig is also the head of research at Arizona State’s NewSpace Initiative, looking for new ways to partner the academic strengths in planetary science, instrumentation, and engineering with the commercial space sector. He is also an avid video gamer (Par Audacia Ad Astra), podcaster and musician. The views and opinions expressed here are his own and do not represent those of NASA/JPL or Arizona State University.
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