February 17, 2021

Tune in to learn about NASA's search for life on Mars. Mission experts will discuss how the Mars 2020 rover will take samples on the surface of Mars for a future mission, Mars Sample Return, to return to Earth.

Speakers include:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for science, NASA Headquarters
  • Bobby Braun, Mars Sample Return program manager, JPL
  • David Parker, director of human and robotic exploration, ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Netherlands
  • Mary Voytek, director of NASA’s astrobiology program, NASA Headquarters
  • Ken Williford, Perseverance deputy project scientist, JPL
  • Libby Hausrath, participating scientist for returned sample science, University of Nevada Las Vegas

For more information, how to participate in the mission and how to watch landing live, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/




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