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Mars 2020 — The Legacy Continues for NASA Space Robotics

Many of us wonder if there has ever been life on Mars. And within the next few years, we might actually find out. NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, which is scheduled for launch July 2020, has the technological capabilities to not only search for signs of life but also collect environmental samples. This FUTEK-sponsored webinar discusses the design of the rover’s extraordinary robotic systems as well as other important capabilities for testing, motion, power, and sample extraction that help to advance the exploration of life outside our planet.


  • Keith A Comeaux, PhD, Mars 2020 Deputy Chief Engineer,
  • Roger Wiens, Principal Investigator, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Mathieu Lapotre, Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, Stanford University
  • Linda Bell, Editorial Director, Tech Briefs Media