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Mars Up Close

  • Date
    August 5, 2014
  • Time 7:30 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price All tickets $24

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Picture of Mars Rover Curiosity
Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory

Photograph courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

With the ongoing success of Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, Americans’ imagination has once again been captured by our nearest planetary neighbor. To celebrate the new National Geographic book Mars Up Close, find out about the latest discoveries from the Red Planet as a panel of distinguished space scientists and Mars experts involved in current Mars exploration share what we’ve learned from Curiosity and the other Mars rovers.

Introduction: Dr. Jim Green, NASA‘s Planetary Science Division Director and Head of Mars Program.

Moderator: Marc Kaufman, Space News Writer, National Geographic and The Washington Post, and author of the new National Geographic book Mars Up Close.

Ken Edgett, Principal Investigator, MAHLI Camera, Mars Exploration Program
John Grant, Geologist and Long-Term Planner, Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory
Pan Conrad, Deputy Principal Investigator, Sample Analysis at Mars team, NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center
Co-sponsored with NASA as part of our Summer in Space celebration. Book signing to follow.

Read a review of Mars Up Close. Read Marc Kaufman's latest report on Mars, in the New York Times.

Co-sponsored with NASA as part of our Summer in Space celebration. Follow a live stream of this event.

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  • Mars
    Mars Up Close
    ExhibitsTuesday, August 5, 2014 – Sunday, November 30, 2014Washington, D.C.

    Featuring brilliant imagery and video, Mars Up Close puts visitors on the red planet. Learn about NASA scientists, discover what Mars is like through interactives, and get up close to a full scale model of the Curiosity rover.

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