Yingst heads off on NASA Mars mission
The buzz is building in anticipation of the Aug. 6 landing of NASA’s most advanced planetary rover — and R. Aileen Yingst, director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at UW-Green Bay, is one of the scientists at the heart of the operation. The Curiosity rover is scheduled to land beside a Martian mountain to begin two years of unprecedented scientific detective work. Its planned landing is so complex that it’s been dubbed the “seven minutes of terror,” and Yingst will have a critical role in the daring endeavor. Learn more.