Special Event Events

Mars 2020, Robotic Arm – Behind the Spacecraft – Live Q&A

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Open to Public

Type: Special Event

Held on: Jun 04, 2020 (Thu) at 01:00 PM to Jun 04, 2020 (Thu) at 02:30 PM

Online Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iax57vVxVkE

Speaker: Diana Trujillo


Event Coordinator: John McLaren

Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Diana Trujillo moved to the U.S from Colombia and paid her way through college by cleaning houses. Join our conversation to find out how she is helping to find signs of ancient life on Mars through her work on the Perseverance rover's robotic arm. We'll be taking your questions live from the chat. The team is on track to launch Perseverance in July 2020 and land in Mars' Jezero Crater in February 2021. For more information on the Mars 2020 mission, go to: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

Watch live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iax57vVxVkE

Date: Thursday, 6/4/2020

Time: 1:00 PM

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