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Dr. Steven W. Squyres, Goldwin Smith professor of astronomy at Cornell University and principal investigator for the science payload on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover project, spoke on "Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and Exploration of the Red Planet". The presentation was held at Ohio Northern University.
Dr. Squyres discussed the past, present and future of Mars exploration and the opportunities that arise with these investigations. He also covered new technologies that will improve science's ability to conduct research on Mars.
Dr. Squyres holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and spent five years as a postdoctoral associate and research scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center before returning to Cornell as a faculty member.
He participated in the Voyager mission to Jupiter and Saturn, the Magellan mission to Venus, and the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission. Along with his current work on the Mars Exploration Rover project, he is also a co-investigator on the 2003 Mars Express, 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and 2009 Mars Science Laboratory missions, a member of the Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Flight Investigation