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NASA Mars rover photographer to speak

Date: 4/13/2013Start Time: 7:45 PMEnd Time: 9:15 PMLocation: Dalby Hall, Argiro Student Center



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How to Get to Mars and Send Your Photos Back Home 

• Saturday, April 13 
• 7:45 – 9:15 p.m.
• Dalby Hall, Argiro Student Center

Elsa Jensen 
A native of Denmark, Ms. Jensen is Mission Operations Manager for Malin Space Science Systems, in San Diego. Developer, builder, and operator of science camera systems on board NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, Elsa has worked on five planetary missions with NASA, including four to Mars and one currently en route to Jupiter.

Beautiful photos from our neighbor Mars

• Why go to Mars, how to get there, and how to know where you’re going when you arrive?
• What to photograph, who decides, and how to send photos back to earth?
• How did the Curiosity rover take its own self portrait?
• Is the Mars sky blue, pink, or brown?
• How to get a job in space exploration?
• How to create a team to land a vehicle on Mars and solve problems from a million miles away?
• Where to find out more about Curiosity, and follow the mission online?

Everyone is welcome

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