A Special Presentation on The Latest Mars Rover Mission & Landing
FEATURING: Two Lead JPL Mission Engineers (Charles Baker & Nagin Cox)
Amazing JPL Mars Rover Landing Simulation Videos
Possible Actual Curiosity Hardware and/or Mock-ups
Exhibit Tables from Several LA & OC Professional Societies
(The Planetary Society, IEEE, INCOSE, AIAA & others)
KEY TALK TOPICS: What Have We Learned About Mars To-Date?
What Do We Hope to Learn about Mars from Curiosity Mission?
What Were Engineering Challenges in Designing Curiosity?Come to this special talk on Saturday, June 02, 2012, two months before the historic landing of Curiosity on Mars!
Curiosity is the largest and latest Mars rover and has been described as being a Mini Cooper on 6 wheels. It is carrying advanced science experiments that include a lazer for pulverizing rocks, and it will be the first craft to ever attempt a "sky-crane" landing.
NOTE: This is also an LA/OC-Area-Wide Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Outreach Event, so High School & College Kids are most welcome!!!
We will be providing free snacks and drinks at this afternoon event.