Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath (UNLV) has recently been selected to serve as a participating scientist on the Mars 2020 mission. She will specifically be working with the rest of the science team to help select samples to be returned to Earth from Mars.
The Mars 2020 rover mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. The Mars 2020 mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars exploration, including key questions about the potential for life on Mars. The mission takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also searching for signs of past microbial life itself. To learn more, please visit the Mars 2020 website.
Congratulations Dr. Hausrath!