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Preparing to Land on Jezero Crater, Mars

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Location: US,

Please join National Academies Space Studies Board (SSB) and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) members for a webinar on Wednesday, February 17 at 11:30–12:45 PM EST to learn more about the journey to Mars’ Jezero Crater for NASA’s Perseverance Rover (Mars 2020) scheduled to touch down February 18, 2021.

During the webinar, we'll hear from NASA and three members of the Mars 2020 team about plans for returning a Mars sample to Earth, challenges they've overcome, and science expectations for the mission.


  • Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen
  • Lori Glaze, NASA SMD Planetary Science Division Director
  • Bobby Braun, Mars Sample Return Program Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Matt Wallace, Deputy Project Manager, Mars 2020, JPL
  • Katie Stack Morgan, Deputy Project Scientist, Mars 2020, JPL

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