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2011-05-11
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My name is Roger Wiens and I live in Los Alamos, NM, USA. I am the Principal Investigator for ChemCam which means I direct all activities associated with the instrument. I started the project about fifteen years ago when another co-worker and I told NASA that we could develop the laser concept for use on another planet. They liked the idea. So we recruited a team of scientists and engineers to come up with the ChemCam instrument. Coordinating the work of the various team members is a large...


 
2011-04-22
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Hello! I’m Nina Lanza and I am a geology graduate student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA. When I am not doing research I enjoy singing early music and mountaineering. When I was 10 years old, I wanted to be an astronomer because those were the people who studied space. My undergraduate degree is in astronomy and I think that was a great way to prepare myself for my Mars work. It has allowed me to understand the larger context of the universe, as well as given...


 
2011-04-22
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Hi! My name is Horton Newsom and I am a geologist/geochemist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA. My interests outside of geology include astronomy; I have a 16-inch diameter telescope. I also like to ride my mountain bike on the trails near my house and go skiing in the mountains nearby. My main hobby however, is the martial arts, especially Taekwondo. I started training in graduate school, and I have been an instructor for over 30 years.

When I was a kid I...


 

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