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Photo courtesy of Jim Thompson

Spaceward Bound: Mojave 2011
Planetary Science in California’s Mojave Desert

landscape photo of Mojave desert

Mojave 2011-1: From March 20 - 25, 2011
Pre-service Teachers from:

  • San Francisco State University
  • California Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Biographies of Participants:

Rosalba Bonaccorsi - Astrobiology, NASA Ames
Liza Coe - Educator; NASA Ames Education Division
Rakesh Mogul - Assistant Professor, Chemistry, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alexandra Olano - Aerospace Engineering Student California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Matthew Reyes - Education Specialist, Photographer and Social Media Coordinator
Henry Sun - Microbiologist, Desert Research Institute/Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Jim Thompson - Cave Research Scientist

Follow the Expedition:

Photos taken by Jim Thompson
Tons of photos by Matt Reyes
See also Jut Wynne's ‎2011 Mojave Expedition photos
See NASA Press Release
NEW: "Spaceward Bound at Ubehebe Crater"

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Editor: Linda Conrad
NASA Official: Liza Coe
Last Updated: June 2011