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Dr. John A. Grant III

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

2101 NASA Pkwy

Houston, Texas 77058

United States

Company Description

Established in 1959, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the US government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Since that time, most U.S. space exploration efforts have b ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Scientist

National Air and Space Museum

Optics and Electronic Engineering Technician

LJT & Associates Inc

Group Chair and Curator

MER Update

Affiliations

Board Member
National Council of Space Grant

Co-Chair of Mars Landing Site Steering Committee
JPL/NASA

Co-Chair of the Landing Site Steering Committee
Prodigy

Education

State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

bachelor's degree

State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

doctorate

geology

Brown University

honorary degree of doctor of science

master

geology

University of Rhode Island

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While this might seem a bit ...

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While this might seem a bit far fetched for the average Joe, it is nothing but the truth for SUNY Plattsburgh's geology alum Dr. John Grant. He is one of only six people responsible for planning the daily activities of Spirit and Opportunity - two Mars rover vehicles which observe and collect data that is regularly sent back to Earth.

Dr. Grant's interest in Mars began innocently enough with his favorite childhood book, The Martian Chronicles. From there, he parlayed his interest into a career with NASA Headquarters as a Program Scientist for the Mars Global Surveyor.
Nowadays, Dr. Grant spends his time as a Geologist for the Smithsonian Institute's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum. His latest project - curating a new exhibit of Mars rover photos in hopes of inspiring a new generation of scientists to be the first people to stand on the planet!
CBS recently dropped in on Dr. Grant to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the two Mars rovers and to look at some of the images that Dr. Grant excitedly says, "...No one has ever seen before - no human being.


Pictured: MLSSC Co-Chair John ...

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Pictured: MLSSC Co-Chair John Grant (CL). (Credit: NASA, ESA)


HiRISE | Proposed MSL Site in Gale Crater (PSP_003453_1750)

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HiRISE image of proposed landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) in Gale Crater.Written by: John Grant (10 October 2007)


SPACE.com -- Mars Science Laboratory: Engineers, Scientists Tackle Challenges

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"Nothing is falling off the table at this point," said John Grant, co-chair of the MSL landing site steering committee and a geologist at the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. "Nobody should be sobbing wildly in tears if their site doesn't end up as one of the top five," he advised, noting that extra sites are likely to crop up in the near-term.


SPACE.com -- Mars Science Laboratory: Engineers, Scientists Tackle Challenges

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"Nothing is falling off the table at this point," said John Grant, co-chair of the MSL landing site steering committee and a geologist at the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. "Nobody should be sobbing wildly in tears if their site doesn't end up as one of the top five," he advised, noting that extra sites are likely to crop up in the near-term.

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