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NAME Institution Expertise
Jennifer Heldmann NASA Ames Research Center FINESSE PI
Darlene Lim NASA Ames / BAERI FINESSE Deputy PI
Anthony Colaprete NASA Ames Research Center FINESSE Deputy PI
Linda Kobayashi NASA Ames Research Center Field logistics lead
Andrea Jones NASA Goddard / PSI EPO Lead
Andrew Abercromby NASA Johnson Space Center Human exploration
Chris Borg Idaho State University Geology – volcanics
Nathan Bramall Leiden Technologies Instrumentation
Nicole Button Louisiana State University Geology – volcanics
Barrett Caldwell Purdue University Human factors
Steve Chappell NASA Johnson Space Center / Wyle Human and robotic exploration
Elizabeth Choe MIT Media
Barbara Cohen NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Geology – impacts
Tamar Cohen NASA Ames Research Center Robotics, ground data systems
Amanda Cook NASA Ames / Millennium Engineering Field instrumentation
Adam Coulter University of Western Ontario Geology – impacts
Matthew Deans NASA Ames Research Center Robotics, ground data systems
Deepak Dhingra University of Idaho Geology – volcanics
Michael Downs NASA Kennedy Space Center Communications, UAVs
Richard Elphic NASA Ames Research Center Geology – volcanics, impacts
Terry Fong NASA Ames Research Center Robotics, ground data systems
Brent Garry NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Geology – volcanics
Michael Gernhardt NASA Johnson Space Center Astronaut, field testing
Richard Grieve University of Western Ontario Geology – impacts
Christopher Haberle Arizona State University Geology, remote sensing
Jeremy Hansen Canadian Space Agency Astronaut, field testing
Kip Hodges Arizona State University Geology – impacts, geochronology
Jeff Hoffman MIT Astronaut, field testing
Scott Hughes Idaho State University Geology – volcanics
Susie Johnson Idaho State Space Grant EPO, progammatics
Heather Jones Carnegie Mellon University Robotics
Suniti Karunatillak Louisiana State University Geology – volcanics
Mary Kerrigan University of Western Ontario Geology – impacts
Kyeong Kim Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources Geology – volcanics
Georgiana Kramer LPI Geology – volcanics
David Lees NASA Ames Research Center Robotics, ground data systems
Karin Lehnigk College of William and Mary Geology – volcanics
Stan Love NASA Johnson Space Center Astronaut, field testing
Hester Mallonee Idaho State University Geology – volcanics
Chris McKay NASA Ames Research Center Geology, fieldwork
Forrest Meyen MIT Robotics
Noah Petro NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Geology – volcanics, impacts
Shannon Kobs Nawotniak Idaho State University Geology – impacts
Catherine Neish University of Western Ontario Geology – volcanics
Dava Newman MIT / NASA HQ Astronaut spacesuits
Alexandra Matiella Novak Johns Hopkins University / APL Geology – volcanics
Gordon Osinski University of Western Ontario Geology – impacts
Auriol Rae Imperial College London Geology – impacts
Nicholas Roy MIT Robotics
David Saint-Jacques Canadian Space Agency Astronaut, field testing
Derek Sears NASA Ames / BAERI Asteroids, volcanics
Hazel Sears NASA Ames / BAERI Asteroids, volcanics
Marc Seibert NASA Kennedy Space Center Communications, UAVs
Alexander Sehlke NASA Ames / NPP Geology – volcanics
J.R. Skok NASA Ames / SETI Geology – volcanics, impacts
Steve Squyres Cornell University Geology, human and robotic exploration
David Susko Louisiana State University Geology – volcanics
Livio Tornabene University of Western Ontario Geology
Nikhil Vadhavkar MIT Robotics
Rebecca Wilks University of Western Ontario Geology – impacts
Kelsey Young NASA Goddard / CRESST Geology – volcanics, impacts
Michael Zanetti University of Western Ontario Geology – volcanics, impacts

Spaceward Bound Teachers (2015 season)

NAME Institution Expertise
Tiffany Sheely Palouse Discovery Science Center Teaching, education
Deirdre Bingaman Donnelly Elementary School Teaching, education
Kenneth Hunter Connections Academy Teaching, education
Jeff Karlin Lewiston Senior High School Teaching, education
Sean Tiegs Nezperce Junior/Senior High School Teaching, education

 

Upcoming Activities

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SSERVI / Exploration Science Forum
July 2016
The Exploration Science Forum brings together the Science and Exploration communities to discuss current research regardin the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids, and Phobos & Deimos.
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Third International Conference on the Exploration of Phobos & Deimos
July 2016
The Third International Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos, subtitled The Science, Robotic Reconnaissance, and Human Exploration of the Two Moons of Mars, will be the third international meeting focused on Phobos and Deimos, and on how their exploration relates to that of other small bodies, Mars, and the rest of the Solar System.

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Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve (COTM), Idaho, USA

Prime FINESSE COTM field deployment:
Summer 2016

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International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)

October 8, 2016
InOMN is a world-wide outreach event to encourage people to observe and learn about our nearest celestial neighbor, the Moon. The InOMN website can be found here.
Division of Planetary Sciences
October 16-21, 2016
The Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) annual meeting will be held in Pasadena, CA.  This meeting brings together researchers studying planetary objects to present and discuss cutting-edge planetary science.
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American Geophysical Union
December 12-16, 2016
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting is one of the most prestigious Earth and space sciences meeting worldwide.  AGU is held each December in San Francisco, CA.

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