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Dr. John A. Grant III

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Local Address:  Washington , United States
Center for Earth Energy & Democracy
216 Cecil Street Se
Minneapolis , Minnesota 55414
United States

Company Description: The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) was founded by a group of researchers, educators and community activists who saw the need to affirm and revitalize...   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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There will be more discussion and ..., 20 Aug 2015 [cached]
There will be more discussion and debate, and things could change between now and the rover's planned 2020 launch, said John Grant, co-chairman of the Mars Landing Site Steering Committee and a geologist at the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
"The [final] site would probably be selected in 2018, after a fourth workshop," Grant told
"However, if there are reasons to delay selection" due to ongoing certification work or science interpretations, Grant said, "there could be a fifth workshop, with final site selection in 2019."
Future mission planners can take advantage of all that labor, whichever spot is ultimately chosen for the 2020 rover, Grant said.
Grant said that the plan is to have a "robust database of sites" for future missions regardless of what assets are operational when those missions are being planned.
"The 'new rover smell' wore off ..., 15 Jan 2014 [cached]
"The 'new rover smell' wore off after about 90 sols and they kept going and going and going," said Dr. John Grant of the Smithsonian Institution.
John Grant, supervisory geologist at the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, NASM, and science operations working group chair for the MER mission
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.
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