Jakosky, principal investigator for NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft currently orbiting the
planet Mars, will provide an update about the mission, its latest discoveries
and its long-term goals at the 18th Annual International Mars Society Convention, August 13-16, 2015 at the Catholic University of America in
to his role with MAVEN, Dr. Jakosky has also been involved with a number of other NASA missions, including Viking, Solar Mesosphere Explorer, Clementine, Mars
Observer, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey and Curiosity. He also heads up
the University of Colorado’s team at the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
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. His research interests are in the
geology of planetary surfaces, the evolution of the Martian atmosphere and
climate, the potential for life on Mars and elsewhere, and the philosophical
and societal issues in astrobiology.
published more than 100 papers in the refereed scientific literature. His book
“The Search for Life on Other Planets” was published in 1998 by the Cambridge
University Press, and “Science, Society and the Search ...