SS Weekly Highlight

NASA Ames scientists Jennifer Heldmann and Darlene Lim were invited to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, MA (3 Oct 2017) to discuss ongoing and future collaborations regarding planetary science and exploration (particularly robotics, human exploration, and analog research activities).  Lim and Heldmann delivered technical presentations to the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as in the MIT Media Lab.  Meetings with professors, research assistants, and students focused on current collaborations between Ames-MIT with the ongoing ARC-led FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science & Exploration) and BASALT (Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains) projects as well as ideas for future projects.  The meetings and talks were organized by MIT professors Dava Newman (former NASA Deputy Administrator, MIT Apollo Professor of Astronautics) and Jeffrey Hoffman (former NASA astronaut, MIT AeroAstro Professor, Director of MIT Man Vehicle Lab).  Discussions will continue with an MIT visit to Ames in December.

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