Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


MAVEN MOI Party on Sunday, September 21

Posted: September 14, 2014

MAVEN MOI Party on Sunday, September 21

Join AOSS on Sunday, September 21 for free popcorn, pizza and pop as we listen to talks from two Mars experts and watch live footage from NASA TV for the Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI) of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft.

Professor Stephen Bougher, a Co-Investigator on the MAVEN team, will speak about the MOI and overview of MAVEN.

Professor Nilton Renno will speak about the upcoming InSight lander, which will study the deep interior of Mars.

After these talks there will be a showing of NASA TV coverage.

The goal of MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) is to determine the role that loss of atmospheric gas to space played in changing the Martian climate through time. Where did the atmosphere – and the water – go?

The party starts at 8:00 PM in the Space Research Building Auditorium, Room 2246.

To learn more about MAVEN, watch this video produced by MConneX. It features Professor Stephen Bougher describing the mission.

You can also learn more from the PowerPoint presentation below.

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