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Special Discussion: NASA Mars 2020 Mission

Date: 05-03-2021

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Zoom:

The School of Engineering and Office of Alumni Relations invite you to join us for

"Mars Perseverance and Ingenuity Helicopter: Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Robotic Exploration of Space"

featuring guest speakers
Joseph Sauvageau, PhD '79 
System Manager
Astronomy and Physics Directorate 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dean Andres Leonardo Carrano, PhD
Fairfield University School of Engineering

Joseph Sauvageau, PhD '79 and Dean Andres L. Carrano, PhD will discuss the on-going NASA Mars 2020 Mission involving the Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity Helicopter managed by the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Dr. Sauvageau will do a deep dive into the objectives of the Mission and share some of the background as to challenges that had to be addressed and how the effort was ultimately executed. In addition, Dr. Sauvageau will provide insight into how he went from Fairfield to a career at NASA - and what NASA is looking for in future engineers and scientists. 

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