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MISSION: MARS – Things You Need to Know to Become a Future Mars Explorer

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talk by Planetary Scientist Dr. Pascal Lee
Wednesday, August 5
7-8 p.m.

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The first human mission to Mars will be humanity’s greatest adventure in space exploration in the 21st century. As with all expeditions, its success will depend on planning, which includes having well-trained explorers. Following his award-winning book Mission: Mars published by Scholastic, Dr Lee will take kids of all ages through six key phases of early training to become Future Mars Explorers:

1) Discover Mars, to learn more about the planet you’ll explore.

2) Prepare for Launch, to plan for the trip and the extra training you’ll undergo.

3) Navigate Space, to prep you for the long flight through deep space to Mars and back.

>4) Gear Up for Survival, to train you to survive and explore once you arrive on Mars;

5) Explore the Red Planet, to show you the coolest places to check out on Mars;

6) Plan a New World, to glimpse what Mars might look like in the future.

Are you ready?…

How To Watch

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Zoom: Members also can tune in on Zoom. Find the link in recent emails.


About Dr. Pascal Lee

Dr. Pascal Lee is a planetary scientist with the SETI Institute, the Mars Institute, and NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. He received his doctorate in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Cornell University where he was Joseph Veverka’s last graduate student and Carl Sagan’s last T.A.

Dr Lee’s research focuses on the history of water on the Moon and Mars, the origin of Mars’ moons, and planning the future human exploration of Moon and Mars. He has led over 30 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica to study Mars by comparison with the Earth. He once spent 402 days wintering over at a remote base in Antarctica.

Dr. Lee is the director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project, the leading Moon and Mars exploration field research project on Devon Island, Arctic. He also led the Northwest Passage Drive Expedition, the first road-vehicle crossing of the fabled Northwest Passage and the subject of the award-winning documentary film Passage To Mars (2016). He was also scientist-pilot for the first field test of NASA’s Lunar Electric Rover (LER), a concept vehicle astronauts may one day drive on the Moon and Mars.

Dr. Lee’s first book, Mission: Mars, won the 2015 Prize for Excellence in children’s science books from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In his free time, Pascal likes to be walked by his dogs, fly, and paint. He is an FAA-certified helicopter commercial pilot and flight instructor, and an artist member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists.


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August 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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