Farrand Lecture: What's NEXT for Mars?
Dr. Kathryn Clark, U-M alumna and former chief scientist at NASA,
will deliver the William R. Farrand Lecture at 3 p.m. April 13 in the
|Clark (Photo courtesy Exhibit Museum of Natural
Clark will discuss what is "NEXT" (NASA Exploration Team) and
the human factors of Mars exploration–all of the elements necessary
for the health, safety and efficiency of crews involved in long-duration
Human exploration of Mars poses many challenges, and NEXT was
chartered to develop the vision and plans for human exploration of space.
Some of the challenges include long-term exposure to microgravity and
radiation, and the psychological and physiological effects of space exploration.
Clark will discuss these challenges and what steps NASA is taking to protect
space crews in future missions.