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Learning how the dust settles on Mars

Dr. Joel S. Levine of Williamsburg, who served for 41 years as NASA’s senior research scientist and as a Mars Scout Program scientist, and currently serves as research professor in the Department of Applied Science at the College of William and Mary, has a new mission: To ascertain how dust in the Mars atmosphere could affect human exploration there.

Dr. Levine, together with Dr. Daniel Winterhalter, Chief Scientist for NASA Engineering and Safety Center and Dr. Russel L. Kerschmann, a medical doctor, former Chief of Space Biosciences Division at the NASA Ames Research Center, organized a workshop at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston to address questions about how the...