Live online chat with Dr. R. Aileen Yingst, Director of NASA's Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, member of Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity science team, and member of Mars Science Laboratory team
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2006
7:30 - 8:30 AM Alaska Time
8:30 - 9:30 AM Pacific Time
9:30 - 10:30 AM Mountain Time
10:30 - 11:30 AM Central Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
Dr. R. Aileen Yingst's Biography:
Dr. Yingst currently serves as Director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, where she is also an adjunct assistant professor and continues her research in the surface composition of Mars and the interior workings of the Moon. She also serves as a member of the NASA science team working with the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. In addition, she is a member of the team for NASA's upcoming Mars Science Laboratory mission, slated for launch in 2011.
Previously, Dr. Yingst served on the Galileo mission to Jupiter and its moons and worked closely with the Clementine lunar reconnaissance team. She also spent two years with the Mars Atmospheric and Geologic Imaging Team at the University of Arizona, working as a geologist on the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Polar Lander missions. Dr. Yingst's graduate research focused on issues of lunar volcanism and on the surfaces of icy satellites, particularly Ganymede.