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Dr. John A. Grant III

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Supervisory Geologist

Phone: (202) ***-****  
Email: g***@***.edu
Local Address:  Washington , United States
Smithsonian Institution
Museum Support Center 4210 Silver Hill Rd.
Suitland , Maryland 20746
United States

Company Description: The Smithsonian Institution -- the world's largest museum and research complex -- includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. The total...   more

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  • State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
  • bachelor's degree , magna cum laude , geology
  • doctorate , geology
    Brown University
  • master , geology
    University of Rhode Island
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The eight sites will be studied ..., 6 Aug 2015 [cached]
The eight sites will be studied until the next selection workshop in January 2017, when the number of candidates will be winnowed to four, says John Grant, a planetary scientist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and co-chair of the site selection process.
Smithsonian ScienceGale Crater to be landing site for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory - Smithsonian Science, 22 July 2011 [cached]
"Having the right instruments and knowing where to go are equally important," said John Grant, a Smithsonian geologist and co-chair of the landing site steering committee.
Grant, who is a researcher in the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, is also a member of the science team for Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
"We've not only been making tracks, ..., 18 April 2015 [cached]
"We've not only been making tracks, but also making important observations to characterize rocks we're passing, and some farther to the south at selected viewpoints," said John Grant of the National Air and Space Museum, Washington. Grant is a Curiosity science team member who has been the team's long-term planner in recent days.
Rovers Examine Two Intriging Sites On Mars, 2 Sept 2002 [cached]
"Clearly there is tremendous interest in the science community in what these missions can accomplish and eagerness to help see that the rovers go to the best possible sites," said National Air and Space Museum's Dr. John Grant, the steering committee's other co-chair.
"In a nutshell, MSL is going ... [cached]
"In a nutshell, MSL is going after the question of habitability on Mars," said John Grant, a geologist at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Scientists have considered more than 50 possible landing sites for the rover.
According to Grant, it's not clear yet how big a problem this would be."If operations were reduced by 50 per cent, for instance, that would be a real hit," he said."But those things are being worked on very hard as we speak and we'll have a much better sense in the coming couple of months," he added.
But there might be other problems as well."Because the ideal site has to be flat and not prone to high winds, the spacecraft can't land effectively on a very steep incline," said Grant."The numbers and sizes of rocks on the surface are also issues.You don't want the rover to land on a very large rock sticking up a metre above the surface," he added.
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