Lecture details the search for ancient Martian habitats

SEATTLE, July 6, 2015--On July 12 at 2 p.m., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Steve Lee will give an insiders look at the risky flight of the Curiosity rover to the Red Planet, and share some of the beautiful images, discoveries and surprises the famous rover has sent home. Lee was a member of the NASA JPL Team that successfully landed the Curiosity rover on Mars in 2012. He is currently the lead for Curiosity strategic mission planning at NASA JPL.

Lee will also give an informal update on the Mars mission at 1 p.m. in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery; his lecture at 2 p.m. will also include his commentary during a screening of the video depiction of Curiosity's descent to Mars, "Seven Minutes of Terror."


Image: Mars rover, Curiosity, extending its robotic arm. NASA photo.
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