We have a speaker at the March 8th meeting: Michael Staab will be speaking on the Mars' Opportunity and Spirit Rovers. Michael Staab is a Spacecraft Systems Engineer/Flight Director and Lead Systems Engineer for Dust-Storm Operations for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. He is a former Flight Controller, or ACE, for NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn and a Mission Systems' System Engineering for NASA's Mars 2020. Mr. Staab served as the Activity Lead for the recovery of the Opportunity rover following a Planet-Encircling Dust Event (PEDE) in June 2018, leading the recovery efforts to re-establish contact with the 14 year old rover, which concluded surface operations on February 12, 2019.
Montly meeting, free and open to the public.
Location: SAGE Planetarium: 38060 20th St E, Palmdale, CA 93550