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'What's Next for Mars Exploration?'
08.05.09
 
International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program 2009 (SSP09) students and members of the public attended the "What’s Next For Mars Exploration?" panel at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. on Aug. 5, 2009. This panel explored plans for the next generation of Mars probes and built on the groundbreaking work of the late Gerry Soffen during the Viking missions to Mars in the mid-1970s.

ISU Space Panel Left: David Kendall, ISU SSP09 distinguished lecturer and director of General Space Science at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) served as the panel moderator, opens the discussion by introducing the panelists.

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ISU Space Panel Left: David Southwood, director, Science and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency.

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ISU Space Panel Left: Jim Green, director, NASA's Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters, Washington.

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ISU Space Panel Left: Pascale Ehrenfreund, ISU SSP09 lecturer and research professor at the Space Policy Institute in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University (GWU), Washington.

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ISU Space Panel Left: Hajime Yano, assistant professor, Department of Planetary Science, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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ISU Space Panel Left: Pierre-Damien Vaujour, ISU SSP09 participant, asks the panelists a question.

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ISU Space Panel Left to right: The panel moderator, David Kendall, ISU SSP09 distinguished lecturer and director of General Space Science at the CSA and panelists Pascale Ehrenfreund, ISU SSP09 lecturer and research professor at the Space Policy Institute in the Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU, Hajime Yano, assistant professor, Department of Planetary Science, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science for JAXA, Jim Green, director, NASA's Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters and David Southwood, director, Science and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency take questions from the audience.

Photo Credit: NASA/Dominic Hart