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Steven Squyres

Planetary Scientist

Steven W. Squyres is a veteran of several of NASA’s planetary exploration missions, including the Voyager mission to Jupiter and Saturn, the Magellan mission to Venus, and the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission. His main areas of scientific study have been the history and distribution of water on Mars and the possible existence and habitability of a liquid water ocean on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.

Dr. Squyres is the Principal Investigator for the science payload on the Mars Exploration Rover Project; he is also a co-investigator on the 2003 Mars Express, 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and 2009 Mars Science Laboratory missions, as well as a member of the Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Flight Investigation Team for the Mars Odyssey mission, and a member of the imaging team for the Cassini mission to Saturn.

The Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University, Dr. Squyres has been honored with the American Astronomical Society’s Harold C. Urey Prize, the Space Science Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Astronautical Society’s Carl Sagan Award, the National Space

Past Programs Featuring Steven Squyres

Friday, June 4, 2010 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm