Austin ESW Distinguished Lecture Series
Mars! Explore the Red Planet!
An Austin Earth Science Week Distinguished Lecture
Presented by retired NASA Scientist Dr. Humboldt Mandell
Texas Department of Transportation Auditorium at 200 Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas
Thursday, July 24, 2003
7:00–8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Sponsored by the Austin Earth Science Week Consortium and TxDOT
  Donations accepted at the door in support of the annual Austin Earth Science Week middle school career fair and Austin Public library book drive. $5.00 per person, $2.00 per child under 12, $10.00 per family.
Mars is the next frontier of space exploration. Learn how scientists and engineers plan for future missions to explore Mars and investigate the mysteries of the red planet with someone who has spent his career at the forefront of Mars research exploration!
What do we know about this planet where rivers once flowed, volcanoes erupted, and lakes and seas may once have harbored life?
What happened to make Mars the cold, dry desert world of today?
What steps are taken to make sure a mission succeeds and why do some missions still fail?
How are all Mars missions--successes and failures--contributing toward future human exploration of Mars?
About the Austin ESW Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Jr.
Until recently, Dr. Mandell, Jr., was responsible for Customer Engagement and Outreach with the Exploration Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center, planning human missions to the Moon and Mars. He is currently working with the UT Center for Space Research.
During his 40 years at NASA, he managed of the NASA Exploration Programs Office, where he implemented a number of management and cultural innovations to reduce the costs of major space programs.
Teachers will receive 1.5 hours of SBEC certification and materials on CD-ROM.
Location of the Texas Department of Transportation Auditorium
The auditorium is located at 200 Riverside Drive on the north side, one block east of South Congress Avenue across the street from Thundercloud Subs (click here for a map). Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the Texas Department of Transportation parking lots surrounding the building. Please use the public entrance on the west side of the building that faces the private driveway to the Austin American-Statesman parking lot.

For more information, please e-mail Sigrid Clift or call 512-471-0320

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