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Exploring- Science & Engineering Explorer meet Dr. Christopher P. McKay, NASA planetary scientist
October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Youth age 14-20 are invited to meet Dr. Christopher P. McKay, Planetary Scientist with the Space Science Division of NASA Ames, on Zoom!
Time: Oct 21, 2020 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Dr. McKay is a senior scientist with the NASA Ames Research Center. His research focuses on life in extreme environments and the search for life on other worlds in our Solar System. He is also actively involved in planning for future Mars missions including human exploration. Dr. McKay has been involved in research in Mars-like environments on Earth, traveling to ice-covered lakes in Antarctica, permafrost in the Siberian and Canadian Arctic, many deserts including the Atacama, Namib, & Sahara Deserts to study life in these extreme environments. He was a co-investigator on the Huygens probe to Saturn’s moon Titan in 2005, the Mars Phoenix lander mission in 2008, and the Mars Science Laboratory mission, in 2012, and the Dragonfly mission to Titan set to arrive in 2034.