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Planetary Society President Bethany Ehlmann Testifies Before the House Space Subcommittee

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Hearing begins at the 7 minute, 30 second mark.

The hearing, held by space subcommittee chair Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) on April 29th, 2021, was titled, "What Do Scientists Hope to Learn with NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover?" 

Witness List:

Dr. Michael A. Meyer, Lead Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Dr. Bethany L. Ehlmann, Professor of Planetary Science and Associate Director of the Keck Institute for Space Studies, California Institute of Technology; President, The Planetary Society; Co-Investigator, Mars 2020 Perseverance mission. View slide deck

Dr. Luther Beegle, Principal Investigator of the Mars Perseverance Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics & Chemicals (SHERLOC) Instrument, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Tanja Bosak, Returned Sample Science Co-Lead, Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover; Professor and Lead of the Option in Geology, Geochemistry, and Geobiology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology