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What Do Scientists Hope to Learn with NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover?

Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Online via videoconferencing

Opening Statements

Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA) of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)


Dr. Michael A. MeyerLead Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration [Truth in Testimony]
Dr. Bethany L. EhlmannProfessor of Planetary Science and Associate Director of the Keck Institute for Space Studies, California Institute of Technology; President, The Planetary Society; Co-Investigator, Mars 2020 Perseverance mission [Truth in Testimony]
Dr. Luther Beegle, Principal Investigator of the Mars Perseverance Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics & Chemicals (SHERLOC) Instrument, Jet Propulsion Laboratory [Truth in Testimony]
Dr. Tanja Bosak, Returned Sample Science Co-Lead, Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover; Professor and Lead of the Option in Geology, Geochemistry, and Geobiology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Truth in Testimony]