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MISSIONS: Curiosity and Finding Your Way Across Mars

Pasadena, California

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Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, just celebrated its third anniversary on the Red Planet. It has traveled 12 challenging kilometers without GPS, road signs or friendly locals.

How does it avoid the many hazards of that alien terrain, uncovering science treasures as it goes? Fred Calef is a big reason for its success. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) geologist is known as the mission’s “Keeper of the Maps.” He’ll join us for the premiere of this new series about how we explore our solar system and the universe with spacecraft.

Also joining Fred will be Kimberly Lichtenberg, JPL Scientist and Lead Engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory's Surface Analysis at Mars (SAM) Instrument, and the Planetary Society’s famed Senior Editor and “Planetary Evangelist,” Emily Lakdawalla. Missions is moderated by Planetary Radio host and producer Mat Kaplan from the Planetary Society.

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Agenda

• 6:30pm Check-in and networking
• 7:00pm - 8:15 Curiosity and Finding Your Way Across Mars
• 8:15 - 9:30pm More networking and mingling

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MISSIONS: Curiosity and Finding Your Way Across Mars
September 9, 2015, 6:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Cross Campus Pasadena
85 Raymond Ave
Pasadena, California 91130

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