The Path to Mars

NASA's exploration programme

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Reaching the Red Planet

NASA's Chief Scientist, Dr Ellen Stofan and Deputy Chief Technologist, Jim Adams provide an overview of NASA's plans to develop a human exploration pathway to Mars, including ideas for a human mission to an asteroid.

Hosted by Alok Jha the event explored how science and technology will shape, and be shaped by, these ambitious plans and what new opportunities exist for international cooperation.

The Speakers

Dr Ellen Stofan has been NASA's Chief Scientist since August 2013, advising on the agency's science programmes and science-related planning and investments. Previously, her research has focused on the geology of Venus, Mars, Saturn's moon Titan, and Earth.

Jim Adams is the Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA, having previously worked in NASA's Science Mission Directorate. There, he served as the deputy director of the Planetary Science Division, overseeing the discovery, new frontiers, lunar science and Mars programmes.

Thank you to the US Embassy for helping to organise this event.

Thumbnail credit: NASA

Themes

Space & Time, Talking Science, Technology

Details

Type:
Event
People:
Dr Ellen Stofan, Jim Adams, Alok Jha
Location:
London, UK
Filmed in:
The Main Library
Published:
2014
Filmed:
2014
Credits:

James Kinsman / The Royal Institution

Collections with this video:
Ri Events, Curiosity on Mars

cc_by-nc-sa License: Creative Commons

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