Dr. Joel S. Levine, a retired NASA scientist, recently presented a program to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital about the NASA program of Exploration and Colonization of Mars by Humans. Dr. Levine is now a Research Professor in the Department of Applied Science at William and Mary. He discussed the planet's history and explained that Mars may have sustained some form of life based on discoveries from multiple soft landings on the surface and photographs, but also may have had a cataclysmic change that destroyed the atmosphere and most of the life that existed. The manned mission is currently being planned but will take several years to complete.. Pictured above are program sponsor Lee Beach, a colleague of Dr. Levine at NASA, Dr. Levine, club member Howard Robins, another NASA colleague, and club president Jim Simpson.
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