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Planning Where Future Mars Astronauts Will Land

Researchers at NASA say we could see a manned mission to Mars within the next 20 years. But there’s still the question of 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 […]

Researchers at NASA say we could see a manned mission to Mars within the next 20 years. But there's still the question of 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 James Green, NASA's director of planetary science, who supervises research efforts during the Mars missions. He discusses some recent findings, and what we could learn from a human mission to Mars.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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