Mars 2020 Instrument Telecon
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3 p.m. ET (noon PT, 1900 UTC)
NASA has announced its next roving Mars laboratory will carry seven instruments that will conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.
The Principal Investigators will discuss their selections during a media teleconference:
James Bell, Arizona State University in Tempe.
Roger Wiens, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
Abigail Allwood, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.
Luther Beegle, JPL
Michael Hecht, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Jose Rodriguez-Manfredi, Centro de Astrobiologia, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, Spain.
Svein-Erik Hamran, Forsvarets Forskning Institute, Norway.
NASA Headquarters participants are:
Jim Green, director of Planetary Science
Mitch Schulte, Mars 2020 program scientist
Ken Farley, Mars 2020 project scientist, JPL