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Roving the Red Planet: 20 Years of mars Exploration

Wavelength Brewing Company is honored to welcome Jack Lightholder from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for our Friday Night Science Talk!

No person on Earth under 20 years of age has experienced a day without NASA at Mars. The Pathfinder mission, carrying the Sojourner rover, landed on Mars on July 4, 1997. In the 20 years since Pathfinder's touchdown, eight other NASA landers and orbiters have arrived successfully, and not a day has passed without the United States having at least one active robot on Mars or in orbit around Mars.

Jack Lightholder is a member of the Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He supports a variety of missions in concept, development and operational phases, including engineering camera operations for the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity. Jack has previously lead a number of high altitude balloon, microgravity aircraft and small spacecraft development projects.

Our Friday Night Science Talks are 100% free and all ages! If we have clear skies in Vista, we'll break out our telescopes after the talk for a look into the cosmos, cheers!

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