Attendees of the Executive Council meeting in front of the Gemini 11 space capsule at the California Science Center.
Foundations of Complex Life principal investigator Roger Summons joined the PIs of the other NAI Teams, including the new teams selected during the CAN7 competition, for an in-person meeting hosted by the USC team in Los Angeles last week. As a part of the onboarding process for the new teams, each team gave a brief overview and introduction to their research. You can download and view the MIT Team’s presentation here.
After the business portion of the meeting, attendees got to visit some of the research facilities at USC, including some very impressive prototypes of instrumentation under development for the planned Mars 2020 rover mission. The meeting concluded with a visit to the California Science Center, where the Space Shuttle Endeavour has its retirement home.