The Exploration and Colonization of Mars: Why Mars? Why Humans? | Dr. Joel Levine


TEDx Talks

Published on Jul 31, 2015

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage in Richmond, VA.

Dr. Levine is Research Professor in the Department of Applied Science at the College of William and Mary. Prior to joining the College of William and Mary in 2011, he spent 41 years at NASA, as Senior Research Scientist, Science Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center and as Mars Scout Program Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA Headquarters. He is Principal Investigator of the proposed NASA Langley ARES Mars Airplane Mission, which is being planned and developed. He served as Co-Chair as NASA’s Human Exploration of Mars Science Analysis Group and is Co-Editor of 976-page volume, The Human Mission to Mars: Colonizing the Red Planet (Cosmology Science Publishers, 2010). Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Levine received a BS (Physics), Brooklyn College, City University of NY, a MS (Meteorology), New York University, and a MS (Aeronomy and Planetary Atmospheres) and a PhD (Atmospheric Sciences), both from the University of Michigan.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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