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Putting a Car on Mars

Seven of the eight SDSU alumni who helped put the Rover 'Curiosity' on Mars will visit campus and give a lecture on April 19.
Aztecs inside the Mars testbed are (from left): Doug Clark, Joey Brown, Jordan Evans, Brandon Florow, Amanda Thomas, Bonnie Theberge. Mark Ryne is pictured below.
Aztecs inside the Mars testbed are (from left): Doug Clark, Joey Brown, Jordan Evans, Brandon Florow, Amanda Thomas, Bonnie Theberge. Mark Ryne is pictured below.

The lecture will be streamed live here:  http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3661438/events/2037831

 

In early August, the Mars Rover "Curiosity" successfully landed in an effort to discover more about earth's next door neighbor.

Eight SDSU alumni who work with the Mars Science Laboratory played a variety of roles in the mission, from systems engineer to spacecraft navigator. And though Mars is more than 60 million miles away, they credit much of their success with the start they got at SDSU. That’s why they will be coming back, as part of the Montys weekend celebration, to give a free public lecture about the experience of putting a car on Mars.

One of the speakers, Jordan Evans, presented a similar lecture at a TedX conference.

The event will take place Friday, April 19, 3 pm at Arts and Letters 201. Space is limited. Please reserve your seat at sdsualumni.org/curiosity.

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