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Contact: Diane Ainsworth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 13, 1998
NASA's NEXT MISSIONS TO MARS TO BE FEATURED IN TWO LECTURES
Norman Haynes, manager of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's
Mars Exploration Program, will present details of NASA's next set
of missions to Mars -- the 1998 Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars
Polar Lander -- in a free public lecture to be held November 19
at JPL and November 20 at Pasadena City College's Forum, both at
7 p.m. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-
"Going Back to Mars: The Mars '98 Missions Revisit the Red
Planet," is part of the monthly von Karman Lecture Series
sponsored by JPL.
Part of NASA's long-term program of Mars robotic
exploration, the two 1998 missions will launch in December 1998
and January 1999. Both spacecraft are scheduled to arrive at
Mars in December 1999 to advance scientists' knowledge of Mars'
climate history and the planet's current water resources by
digging into the enigmatic layered terrain near the south pole
for the first time.
Haynes, an aeronautical engineer, has served on a variety of
space flight missions beginning with the 1964 Mariner 4 and 5
flybys of Mars and Venus. More recently he served as deputy assistant
director of the former Flight Projects Office, manager of the
Voyager Project to the outer planets and manager of science and
mission design for the Galileo Project. Prior to his current
position, Haynes was director of the Telecommunications and
Mission Operations Directorate.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical
engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree in
aeronautical engineering from the University of Southern
More information about JPL's von Karman Lecture Series is
available on the Internet at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/lecture/, or
by calling (818) 354-5011. JPL is a division of the California
Institute of Technology.