Researchers and students take on the mission and the world of space exploration.

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Keri Bean
SSI team assistant
Keri is currently a junior meteorology major at Texas A&M University, specializing in planetary atmospheres. She is double minoring in mathematics and Earth sciences. She has done some research with the Spirit rover and is now currently working on Phoenix.
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Patrick Woida
Senior Engineer
Pat is a Senior Engineer for the Phoenix Mars Scout Mission. Originally the Test Director for the completion of the Optical Microscope, Robotic Arm Camera and Stereo Surface Imager Instruments. Currently a member of the missions Payload Interoperability Testbed and Surface Operations Teams.
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Mark Lemmon
Co-Investigator, SSI Lead
Dr. Mark Lemmon, Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University, shares his experiences with the SSI and other topics.
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Peter Smith
Principal Investigator and Project Leadership
Peter Smith, principal investigator of the mission gives periodical updates.
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PSIP
Phoenix Student Interns Program
High school student and teacher members of the Phoenix Student Interns Program (PSIP) have spent the past year working with members of the Science Team to prepare for their role in the mission. Starting July 5, 2008, they will each spend a week at the Science Operations Center helping the science team do the work associated with exploration and discovery on Mars.
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John Moores
Graduate Research Scientist
John Moores, graduate research scientist, discusses special science projects of the Phoenix Mars Mission.
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Deborah Bass
Deputy Project Scientist
Deborah Bass, Deputy Project Scientist, shares her views about the inner workings of the Phoenix Mars Mission.
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Suzanne M. M. Young
Researcher on the MECA Team
Suzanne M. M. Young, a researcher on the MECA team, keeps us informed on her teams progress.
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Andy Shaner
E/PO Coordinator & Evaluator
E/PO evaluator and SpaceGrant graduate fellow at the University of Arizona, shares his insights about Mars, the Phoenix mission and random happenings in his life.
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Carla Bitter
Education and Public Outreach Manager
She shares her excitement for the science and engineering aspects of the Phoenix Mission with school groups, teachers, museums, and the public all over America (including captive audiences on air craft and in elevators).
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Jacob Egan
E/PO Multimedia Specialist
Jacob Egan, a engineering graduate student, discusses multimedia projects created for the Phoenix Mars Mission.
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