LCF Scientist Takes Lead on Mars Mission

Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK  La Cañada Flintridge resident Brian Muirhead, the chief architect for NASA’s Mars Sample Return operation, said the mission is in keeping with JPL’s adventurous spirit.
Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
La Cañada Flintridge resident Brian Muirhead, the chief architect for NASA’s Mars Sample Return operation, said the mission is in keeping with JPL’s adventurous spirit.

La Cañada Flintridge resident Brian Muirhead, the chief architect for NASA’s Mars Sample Return operation, has his eyes set on the Red Planet.
The Mars Sample Return, according to the NASA-JPL website, is a proposed mission to bring samples from the surface of Mars to Earth. The mission would use robotic systems and a Mars ascent rocket to collect and send samples of Martian rocks, soils and atmosphere to Earth for detailed chemical and physical analysis. Continue reading “LCF Scientist Takes Lead on Mars Mission”