Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.

The Mars Team

Read about the day-to-day activities in a series of Field Journals

The Women and Men of Mars

Overall Mission Management

Donna Shirley: manager Mars Exploration Program
Matt Golombek: project scientist Mars Pathfinder mission
Tony Spear: project manager Mars Pathfinder Lander mission
In Memory of Mary Kaye Olsen: program manager Global Surveyor and Surveyor Operations Project

Systems Engineering and Mission Planning

Wayne Lee : mission planner, Mars operations
Tim Gallagher : camera control electronics designer, Mars Pathfinder
Bridget Landry: deputy uplink systems engineer, Mars Pathfinder
Rob Manning: flight system chief engineer, Mars Pathfinder
Charles Whetsel: spacecraft systems engineer, Global Surveyor
Mark Adler: Mars Exploration Program architect

Scientists and Researchers

Tim Schofield: Mars Pathfinder, Atmospheric Structure Investigation / Meteorology experiment science team leader
Ken Edgett: Mars Global Surveyor, Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Steve Lee: Hubble Space Telescope Mars Team, surface expert
Jeff Plescia: research scientist and Mars Surveyor Program
Geoff Briggs: scientific director, NASA Ames' Center for Mars Exploration
Bill Sjogren: Gravity Experiment principal investigator, Mars Global Surveyor
Peter Smith: camera designer and spectroscopist, Mars Pathfinder
Bruce Jakosky: interdisciplinary scientist, Mars Global Surveyor
Peter Thomas: research scientist, Global Surveyor, and Surveyor '98 orbiter and lander
Mike Malin: camera systems principal investigator, Global Surveyor, and Surveyor '98 orbiter and lander
Robert Haberle: Mars atmosphere interdisciplinary scientist, Global Surveyor
Phil Christensen: Thermal Emission Spectrometer principal investigator, Mars Global Surveyor
Wendy Calvin: research scientist, co-investigator Mars Orbiter
Steve Wall: team leader, Advanced Projects Design Team, future Mars exploration
Greg Wilson: planetary geologist, Pathfinder
Mike Mellon: planetary scientist, Mars Global Surveyor
D.C. Golden: principal scientist
Jack Farmer: exobiologist
Ted Roush: planetary scientist
Jim Murphy: meteorologist and research scientist

Mission Operations

Matt Wallace: operations, Pathfinder Rover
Richard Cook: flight operations manager, Pathfinder
Steven Stolper: flight software engineer, Pathfinder
Guy Beutelschies: test director, Pathfinder
Christopher Salvo: flight engineer, Pathfinder
David Mittman: mission planner, Pathfinder

Spacecraft Navigation

Pieter Kallemeyn: navigation team leader, Pathfinder
Dan Johnston: trajectory and aerobraking design analyst, Global Surveyor Operations Project, Navigation Team


Anita Dodson: graphics communicator

Graduate Student

Mary Urquhart: research assistant

Note: The people listed above are those who agreed to participate in Live from Mars. There are many more people who comprise the overall Mars team.