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NASA’s Director Of Planetary Science Discusses Manned Missions To Mars

News 88.7’s Syeda Hasan sat down with Jim Green, NASA’s Director of Planetary Science, who’s helping plan the mission to Mars.

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Jim Green, director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters speaks during the First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Houston, Texas. The agency is hosting the workshop to collect proposals for locations on Mars that would be of high scientific research value while also providing natural resources to enable human explorers to land, live and work safely on the Red Planet.

NASA says we could see a manned mission to Mars in about 20 years, but one key question is where those astronauts would land. Dozens of researchers attended a recent conference in Houston to explore which regions of the red planet could make for the best landing sites. News 88.7’s Syeda Hasan sat down with Jim Green, NASA’s Director of Planetary Science, who’s helping plan the Mars mission. He discusses some recent findings and the challenges they face.

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Tomeka Weatherspoon is an Emmy-award winning producer. She produces segments, the weekly television program Arts InSight, the short film showcase The Territory and a forthcoming digital series on innovation. Originally from the Midwest, Tomeka studied convergence journalism from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She has...

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