Tagged: Space Grant
Due to the successful and historic landing of the Mars rover Curiosity Monday, UW-Green Bay’s Aileen Yingst will be away for a while.
About 90 Martian days, in fact.
Yingst, director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at UW-Green Bay, is the deputy principal investigator for the Curiosity mission’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera, an instrument so powerful it can return images of individual grains of sand on the planet’s surface. She watched the rover land from mission headquarters early Monday (Aug. 6), joining in a jubilant celebration with “about 400 of my best friends” at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.