Meet the Scientists and Engineers Leading the Perseverance Mission

Wednesday, February 3
1:00 – 2:30 pm EST | 12:00 - 1:30 pm CST
Middle and High School Students, Families, and Educators

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Join us for an opportunity to hear from the scientists and engineers that are part of the Perseverance mission. In this interactive session they will share their work, excitement for the landing, and what to expect in the moments, days and weeks that follow the landing. They will also answer audience questions.

Important Information:
You will receive a confirmation e-mail following your registration. You will receive an additional e-mail within 48 hours of the event, which will include the link to participate in the event. Prior to the event, we recommend engaging in some of the student activities or educator activities that will ignite interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Participating Talent:

Gregorio Villar, EDL Systems Engineer, JPL - Gregory held several roles on the Mars Science Laboratory flight project that provided him experience in all phases of the mission. He tested operations for launch, cruise and landing, and worked Mars time surface operations with the responsibility of planning rover activities daily. In addition, Gregory tested software for the sampling system using Curiosity’s twin test rover on Earth.

Ari Vogel, Deep Space Exploration Market Segment Director






Christine Shupla, Education and Public Engagement Manager, Lunar Planetary Institute