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Curiosity: Seeking Habitable Locations on Mars

A Public Lecture by Jason Kendall, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
Presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Long Island Section.
Bethpage Library, Bethpage, New York
Thursday, January 24: 7:00 PM

The Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, landed successfully on Mars in Gale Crater on August 6th 2012. NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Jason Kendall will review its findings so far and relive the nail-biting ride to the surface of Mars. Its goal is to determine whether or not Mars once could have supported life. Mars is today a cold desert, but in the distant past, the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity found overwhelming evidence for liquid water on Mars' surface, with shallow oceans now gone dry, with the water now hidden deep in the rocks. Did life arise on Mars long ago? We'll learn about how this robotic adventurer is trying to help us answer the most important question of all: did our Solar system host life arise on two planets?

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  • Greg

    Great lecture. We had 40 attendees exceeded our expectations. Very informative and great visuals.

    January 24, 2013

  • Michael

    Fun and interesting presentation.

    January 24, 2013

  • Greg

    Travel Directions to the library: The library is west of Route 135 in Bethpage. Take Route 135 to Exit 8, then West on Powell Ave. for about 0.25 miles. The library is on the south side of the street. Park across Powell Ave., opposite the library. For public transportation, take the LIRR from Penn Station in Manhattan or Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and get off at Bethpage. The library is only a few blocks walk from the railroad station.

    January 15, 2013

  • Greg

    The lecture is free and open to the public however if you wish to join us for pizza and soda for $5 per person at 6 pm at the library please RSVP as per the instructions on the following AIAA Long Island Section website:

    1 · January 13, 2013

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