Status Report

NAS Space Studies Board Meeting: Astrobiology Strategy for the Exploration of Mars

By SpaceRef Editor
August 21, 2006
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Major Unit: Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Sub Unit: Space Studies Board
RSO: Smith, David
Subject/Focus Area: Biology; Policy & Research; Space

Astrobiology Strategy for the Exploration of Mars
September 13, 2006 – September 15, 2006
University of Colorado
LASP Space Technology Building, Room A-200
Boulder, CO

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Rodney Howard
Phone: 202-3343477
Fax: 202-334-3701

Agenda: Wednesday, September 13

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Agenda Review – Bruce Jakosky and Kenneth Nealson, co-chairs

8:45 a.m. NASA Astrobiology Program Update – Carl Pilcher, NASA HQ

9:45 a.m. BREAK

10:00 a.m. Morphological Bio/Evidence of Life in form of Structure – Frances Westall, Centre de Biophysique Moleculaire (via telecon)

11:00 a.m. NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) Update – Bruce Runnegar and Rosalind Grymes, NAI

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. Cassini Investigations of Enceladus – Carolyn Porco, Space Scioence Institute

2:00 p.m. LASP Facilities Tour

2:45 p.m. BREAK

3:00 p.m. Mars Science Labratory Update – Joy A. Crisp and/or Ashwin R. Vasavada, NASA JPL (via telecon)

4:00 p.m. Use of SAM on Mars Science Laboratory – Paul R. Mahaffy, NASA Goddard

5:00 p.m. General Discussion

6:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Thursday, September 14

8:30 a.m. Discussion of Presentations – Bruce Jakosky and Kenneth Nealson, co-chairs

8:45 a.m. General Discussion – Committee and Guests

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BREAK

The afternoon sessions are closed.

Friday, September 15

This session is closed in its entirety.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

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