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Michael Meyer
 
Michael Meyer Michael Meyer

Michael A. Meyer is the lead scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington. He oversees the program's science operations and planning. Previously, he was NASA's senior scientist for astrobiology and program scientist for the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission. Meyer earned his master's and doctorate degrees in oceanography from Texas A&M University, College Station, and a bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. His research has focused on microorganisms living in extreme environments.