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“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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May 3, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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