With the Ingenuity helicopter continuing to operate on Mars, NASA has begun expanding its planning for additional aerial exploratory missions. As such, the Mars Society is very pleased to announce that NASA Chief Scientist Dr. Jim Green will be giving a virtual plenary address about “the future of flying on the Red Planet” during its 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for October 14-17, 2021.
As a veteran planetary scientist and physicist, Dr. Green was appointed Chief Scientist at the U.S. space agency in 2018, representing NASA’s strategic science objectives and contributions to the national and international science communities. He also serves as principal advisor to the NASA administrator and other senior officials on agency science programs, strategic planning, science policy, and the evaluation of related investments.
Prior to this, Dr. Green worked as Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA headquarters from 2006-2018, overseeing a number of space missions including Mars Curiosity, the Dawn spacecraft to Vesta and Ceres, the Grail spacecraft to the Moon, the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, the New Horizons flyby of Pluto and the MESSANGER spacecraft to Mercury.
Dr. Green received his Ph.D. in Space Physics from the University of Iowa. He ...