Greg Wilson
Planetary Geologist
Arizona State University & NASA Ames Research Center

Because these are the only wind tunnels in the world capable of simulating different planetary environments, scientists and engineers wanting to test atmospheric instruments under these conditions bring them here. Last year we conducted three main tasks in support of the Mars Pathfinder mission. We conducted all the testing and calibration of the Atmospheric Structure Instrument/Meteorological Mast wind sensor, the Imager for Mars Pathfinder windsock experiment, and simulations of internal flows of the Mars Pathfinder lander during its decent through the Martian atmosphere.


On the personal side, I am 30 years old, I am the youngest in my family, and I am left handed. I like to go surfing and play basketball, as well as sit in front of the TV and vegetate. My favorite TV shows are "Star Trek the Next Generation," "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Friends." I like all kinds of music and food. I have had the opportunity to travel all over the world, and I especially enjoyed spending two years working in Lesotho; a small country inside of South Africa.

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