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History of Photography in Space

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm



Description: The search for extraterrestrial life is heating up, as astrobiologists set their
sights on several promising habitats within our own Solar System. Though we have not
ruled out past or even present life on Mars, the focus of this search has shifted to the icy
moons of the outer giant planets, well outside the Sun’s “habitable zone”. Why are these
tiny, frigid worlds taking center stage, and what implications does that have for the
prospects for life in other star systems?

Presenter: Having a grandmother who worked on the Apollo Moon missions and growing up
not far from the California Jet Propulsion Lab, it was natural for Zoe to earn BS degrees
in astrophysics & math (U of Oklahoma, 2002), then attend grad school in planetary
science at Cornell. During that time (2002 – 06) she worked on the science and mission
critical operations teams for the Mars Exploration Rovers Mission. She is now the
manager of the Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) and lives in Lansing with
her husband and two daughters.


April 22
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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