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Session 4

Session 4


4pm PT

Dr. Jonathon Hill is a mission planner at Arizona State University’s Mars Space Flight Facility, where he has operated the THEMIS camera onboard NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft since 2006. He previously operated the Mini-TES instruments on the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity for over five years, and is leading the mission operations planning for the E-THEMIS instrument on NASA’s Europa Clipper mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa. He has also worked on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids, and the UAE’s Hope mission to Mars. He is also the lead of the “Walk on Mars” program, which uses a basketball court-sized map of Mars to teach students and the general public about the Red Planet. The “Walk on Mars” map has been used at schools and STEM events across the southwest and was even displayed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as part of the American Geophysical Union’s 100 th Year Celebrations. Dr. Hill graduated from Arizona State University with undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Russian, master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Geological Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, which focused on studying salt deposits in the southern highlands of Mars using infrared remote sensing.

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