CSA Mars Sample Return Simulation News Conference. Credit: CSA.

Video: CSA Mars Sample Return Simulation News Briefing

The Canadian Space Agency held a live technical briefing today at Western University to talk about the Mars Sample Return Simulation which began Monday.

What: Media technical briefing available on CSA Facebook Live. Photo-op with London West MP Kate Young: Tour of operations control room.


  • London West MP Kate Young
  • Dr. Tim Haltigin, Senior Mission Scientist – Planetary Exploration, CSA
  • Dr. Gordon Osinski, Associate Professor & NSERC/MDA/CSA/CEMI Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration Depts. of Earth Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Western University
  • Dr. Raymond Francis, Scientific Software Application Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / NASA
  • Elise Harrington, M.Sc. Candidate – Department of Earth Sciences, Centre for Planetary and Science Exploration, Western University

Related: Canadian Researchers Aim to Be Ready When the International Space Community Embarks on a Mars Sample Return Mission, SpaceRef Canada

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