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Kirsten Fristad
MDRS Spaceward Bound Crew 52


My name is Kirsten Fristad.  An aspiring planetary scientist, I work in the highly talented SAM Lab at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  I graduated from Macalester College in 2005 with a major in geology and core in astronomy knowing I wanted to pursue a research career in planetary science. My background is in analyzing martian and lunar planetary remote sensing data and Mars analog field work in Alaska and the Arctic.  I am currently learning about organic geochemistry and studying copious numbers of Mars Analogue rocks in preparation for SAM data returns from Mars.  I will continue working in the SAM lab until fall 2007 when I will commence graduate studies in a yet to be decided location to pursue a PhD in planetary science.



This opportunity is brought to you by the
NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD)
in partnership with
Mars Society,
NASA Explorer Schools,
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS),
National Society of Black Engineers - Space Special Interest Group (NSBE - Space),
Space Generation.

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