Have you ever wondered how missions are formed? We’ll talk to one of our robotics engineers about project formulation and look at the process of generating ideas - from napkin sketch to prototype to development and testing. Using real-life experiences from the Mars rovers and Mars Sample Return missions, we’ll also explore how they determine the right questions to ask to understand what technologies are needed to get the job done.
Speaker: Paulo Younse, robotics engineer, NASA JPL
Host: Brian White, office of communications and education, NASA JPL
Co-host: Lindsay McLaurin, Mars public engagement, NASA JPL