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Dr. John A. Grant III

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Supervisory Geologist

Phone: (202) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.edu
Local Address:  Washington , United States
Smithsonian Institution
100 Jefferson Drive SW
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20560
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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Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • 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.
While this might seem a bit ..., 19 Sept 2013 [cached]
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.
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