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As we check in at the hotel, some of us began to put faces with names
we had met only online.
As we check in at the hotel, some of us began to put faces with names we had met only online.
The following is a summary of the Public Lecture at the National Academy of Sciences, July 18
by: Ralph Hudson, a teacher from Vermont
In 1976 the Viking spacecraft investigated the Martian surface. A claw was unilized to sample the surface and a mini-laboratory analyzed the soil for evidence of life. The results were inconclusive, but as Chris pointed out, we had reached across space to another planet and grasped out for understanding its importance as a harbinger of life. This critical event changed his life, and he has worked to understand life's origins here and in space.
Probes could be launched more frequently and for less by the start of the next millenium. His vision was apparent as he teased Donna Shirley about moving up her schedule to return a sample from Mars to Earth by 2002.
Questions were taken and many focused around the importance of preserving the planet during exploration. All three presenters emphasized NASA's efforts to make information available via the Internet to schools and children.
A resolution was read honoring Carl Sagan on the 20th anniversary of
Viking's landing and recognizing his work for our understanding of our
place in the cosmos.
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