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On June 2nd, 2015 at 4:00pm Dr. Matt Golombek, Senior Research Scientist, will present:

How to Select a Landing Site on Mars

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In the past 20 years, five successful landing sites on Mars have been selected based on a wide variety of remote sensing information and ground truth provided by surface observations. This talk will describe the challenges (what you don’t know can hurt you), the responsibilities (are you willing to risk hundreds of millions to billions of dollars on that interpretation?), and the joys (assuming the lander works and your predictions are correct) of selecting landing sites on Mars.

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JPL Stories is organized by the JPL Library, Archives and Records. For additional questions, please contact the reference desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov or call ext. 4-4200.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a JPL Story?
An informal talk about a JPL project or series of event, usually giving a personal perspective or reminiscence about the experience.Who are the storytellers?
Any JPL employee that has an interesting story to tell about his or her JPL experience.What is the format of a JPL Story?
We try to keep the program as flexible as possible and include a cross section of storytellers from the JPL community. Stories can take place in the past, present or future; they can be historical or make believe; and they can be light-hearted or serious.What is the purpose of the JPL Story Program?
They’re an effective way to communicate and understand an organization’s culture and can help employees develop a sense of organizational identity. Stories offer an approach different from the more formal lectures, seminars and town halls we have at JPL – they offer another way to be a part of the discussion.Are the stories recorded?
With the storyteller’s permission, we make a videorecording of each story. These are available for viewing from Teresa Bailey, x4-9233, teresa.r.bailey@jpl.nasa.govHow can I participate?
Please contact Teresa Bailey, x4-9233, teresa.r.bailey@jpl.nasa.gov