Sewing Machines, Balloons, and Rocket Fuel

Developing the Next Generation of Mars Landing Technologies

December 15, 2015 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free

We discuss the process and technologies used to land the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, on Mars. Ian Clark, from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, provides historical context for the development of those technologies and talks about the need for improvements as Mars missions move to larger and larger payloads.

Join us as we discuss the process and technologies used to land the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, on Mars. Ian Clark from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide historical context for the development of those technologies and talk about the need for improvements as Mars missions move to larger and larger payloads.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.