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Viking 30th Anniversary Conference

Mars: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, June 22, 2006
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
H.J.E. Reid Conference Center
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, Va.

9:00 a.m.Welcome by Honorary Co-ChairsLesa Roe, Director
NASA Langley Research Center
John Casani
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
9:20The Viking MissionTom Young, Chair
Viking Project
9:30The Engineering of VikingIsrael Taback
Viking Project
10:10Viking Site Selection and CertificationNorm Crabill
Viking Project
10:50The Scientific and Engineering Legacy of VikingJoel Levine
Science Directorate,
NASA Langley Research Center
11:30Lessons Learned From VikingNoel Hinners
Former NASA Associate Administrator for Space Science
12:10 p.m.Lunch 
1:10Mars TodayGentry Lee, Chair
Viking Project
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1:20Exploration by Landers and RoversRay Arvidson
Viking Project
Washington University in St. Louis
2:00Exploration by OrbitersRon Greeley
Viking Project
Arizona State University
2:40The Future of Mars ExplorationDouglas McCuistion, Chair
Director, NASA Mars Exploration Program
2:50Robotic Exploration MissionsMichael Meyer
Lead Scientist, NASA Mars Exploration Program
3:30Mars Entry, Descent and Landing: Viking to HumansRob Manning
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4:10Human Exploration of MarsDouglas Cooke
Deputy Associate Administrator,
NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
5:00Conference Adjourned