Latest Mars Program Planning Group Stories

2012-09-25 08:21:53

NASA will host a media teleconference 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 25, to provide details of a summary report provided by the Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG). The MPPG was established to aid with planning for the agency's future Mars Program within available future budgets. The teleconference participants are: -- John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington -- Orlando Figueroa, MPPG team lead Media representatives can...

Workshop Held Regarding Future Of Mars Missions
2012-06-27 14:02:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com International scientists and engineers gathered together in Houston, Texas a few weeks ago to discuss ideas about future exploration of Mars. The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) set up a workshop to bring in new ideas, concepts and capabilities to address the challenges of exploring the Red Planet. The discussions provided information for reformulating NASA's Mars Exploration Program (MEP) to be responsive to high-priority science goals and the...

Future Mars Mission Submissions Pour In To NASA
2012-05-25 10:58:59

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com NASA said it has received 400 mission concepts from scientists and engineers for a future Mars mission. Scientists and engineers submitted their ideas to the Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration Workshop in Houston, which was an event put together by NASA's Mars Exploration Program. Both individuals and teams submitted their visions to the NASA program for a new strategy to explore the Red Planet. The space agency is reformulating the Mars...

2012-04-13 03:52:45

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 13, to provide an update about the framework and schedule of the newly formed Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG). The MPPG was established to construct a coordinated strategy and continue America's leadership role in the exploration of Mars within available future budgets. Participants are: -- John Grunsfeld, associate administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington -- Doug McCuistion, director, Mars...

Amidst Budget Cuts, NASA Announces New Mars Program Planning Group
2012-02-27 12:13:32

During a time of strict budget restraints, NASA still presses on by announcing the new Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) on Monday. NASA's associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld, named former NASA program manager Orlando Figueroa as the head of the new MPPG. Figueroa is tasked with the job to reformulate NASA's Mars Exploration Program, which has faced budget cuts from President Barack Obama's new proposal. Due to the new budget restraints, NASA...

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