›NASA's 22nd Annual Planetary Science Summer School
WHY: To prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers to participate in future missions of solar system exploration.
"Students should get a crash course in what has taken me a career to learn about missions."
--Prof. James W. Head III, Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI
"This is such a great contribution to the future of our field - you are impacting the careers of many new leaders."
--Prof. Richard P. Binzel. Program Chair in Planetary Science. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and 2007-08 Chair, Division for Planetary Sciences, American Astronomical Society
At the end of the week, students will have a clearer understanding of the mission design relationships among science instruments, cost, and schedule, and the trade-offs necessary to stay within cost and schedule while preserving the opportunity to acquire high-quality science. They will also understand the lifecycle of a robotic space mission.