Mars 2020 Contamination Study Panel

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014


The Mars Exploration Program (MEP) would like to solicit your participation on a Mars 2020 Contamination Study Panel.

The panel will have approximately 5-10 members, plus involvement of program/project/discipline support personnel. It is anticipated that the panel members would have expertise and knowledge spanning astrobiology, organic chemistry/geochemistry including theory and state-of-the-art lab practices, and contamination control and measurement. The panel will meet by teleconference once or twice per week between March 1 and July 1, with two face-to-face meetings. A draft report will be due May 1, and final report July 1.

If you are able and interested in supporting this effort, please, send a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Dr. Michael Meyer via email (, by February 25, 2014. Thank you for your consideration.


Michael Meyer, Lead Scientist, NASA Mars Exploration Program

Lisa May, Lead Program Executive, NASA Mars Exploration Program

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