ROADS Challenge “Meet a NASA Expert” — Jim Rice

The first of our opportunities for ROADS teams to Meet a NASA Expert will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19! We’re pleased to have Jim Rice join us from the Planetary Science Institute in Tuscon, Arizona. Jim is an astrogeologist and a Mars Exploration Rover Project scientist.

The Red Planet, Mars, has always held our fascination, more so than any other planet. The very word “Mars” conjures up visions of Martians as well as great voyages of exploration in our imagination. What was once a distant, mysterious, cinnamon colored orb in our night sky is now literally a New World that we are currently exploring with rovers and landers on the surface and orbiters from above. These robotic missions are the pathfinders for future human missions. And at some point humans will make Mars our second home in the Solar System.

Jim’s presentation will discuss the major discoveries that have been, and are now being made about Mars by our robotic missions. The presentation will also discuss the dangers, challenges, and plans for human missions to the Red Planet.

There will be time for Q&A with students after Jim’s talk!

You can join us two ways:
1) The meeting will be an online live meeting using zoom. To access both audio and video, join the meeting using this link: We recommend taking a few minutes prior to the meeting time to set up Zoom so that you don’t miss the first few minutes of the chat!

To listen to the audio only, use either of these access phone numbers:
+1-669-900-6833. Meeting ID: 5555431943#; then press # again. (U.S.; San Jose.)
+1-646-876-9923. Meeting ID: 5555431943#; then press # again. (U.S.; New York.)

2) View the recording on our YouTube channel: It may take a day or two for us to process the video and upload it, but you can subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow our Facebook page to be alerted when the video goes online.


Nov 19 2019


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NESSP -- Main Office


NESSP -- Main Office