an Explore Mars Event

May 7-8, 2024

Jack Morton Auditorium,

The George Washington University

Washington D.C.

Bruce Jakosky

NASA JPL at Caltech | Chief Engineer, NASA Robotic Mars Exploration Program

Prof. Jakosky's research focuses on understanding the nature of planetary surfaces and atmospheres and the possibility for the existence of life in the universe. He is Principal Investigator on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, orbiting Mars since 2014 and focused on studying the loss of Mars atmosphere to space.

MAVEN Mars orbiter Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky is a Professor in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and also heads up the University of Colorado's team in the NASA Astrobiology Institute. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both Earth and planetary geology and extraterrestrial life, including both the science and the societal and philosophical issues relating to the science. He has been involved with several space missions, including Viking, the Solar Mesosphere Explorer, Clementine, Mars Observer, Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey. He also serves as a member of the Planetary Society's Advisory Council.