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Wednesday
March 31, 2010
7:00-8:30 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO

Spirit and Opportunity Mars Rover Mission:
Six Years and Counting

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.


Spirit and Opportunity landed in January 2004, and were designed to operate on the surface of Mars for 90 sols (Mars days). They in fact have been operating for over 6 years and far exceeded expectations for uncovering the history of past climates and wet conditions on Mars. We will review these findings and what it has been like to operate these rovers on the surface of another planet.

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.


Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a 7 minute break for attendees to introduce themselves to each other at the table, and then an hour of discussion. Seating is limited to the first 100 people.  No reservations accepted.

Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

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For more information: e-mail scienceontap@wustl.edu
or call (314) 935-9495