We are engineers and scientists on the Mars Curiosity Rover Mission, Ask us Anything!
Thanks for joining us here today! This was great fun. We got a lot of questions about the engineering challenges of the rover and the prospects of life on Mars. We tried to answer as many as we could. If we didn't answer yours directly, check other locations in the thread. Thanks again!
We're a group of engineers and scientists working on NASA's Mars Curiosity rover mission. On Aug 5/6, Curiosity will celebrate one Earth year on Mars! There's a proof pic of us here Here's the list of participants for the AMA, they will add their initials to the replies:
Joy Crisp, MSL Deputy Project Scientist
Megan Richardson, Mechanisms Downlink Engineer
Louise Jandura, Sampling System Chief Engineer
Tracy Neilson, MER and MSL Fault Protection Designer
Jennifer Trosper, MSL Deputy Project Manager
Elizabeth Dewell, Tactical Mission Manager
Erisa Hines, Mobility Testing Lead
Cassie Bowman, Mars Public Engagement
Carolina Martinez, Mars Public Engagement
Sarah Marcotte, Mars Public Engagement
Courtney O'Connor, Curiosity Social Media Team
Veronica McGregor, Curiosity Social Media Team