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W&M professor, former NASA scientist talks about human mission to Mars

W&M professor, former NASA scientist talks about human mission to Mars

Dr. Joel S. Levine is planning a trip.

The trip won’t come for another 14 years and will cover some 150 million miles, but as the professor and former NASA Mars exploration program scientist explained, plans for a human mission to Mars are underway and, if successful, the expedition could bring forth giant scientific leaps.

Levine spoke to a crowd of local students and community members at a lecture Feb. 17 titled “Sending Humans to Mars: How? Why? and When?” The event was was organized by Jamestown High School student Noah Katz to raise funds for cancer research as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2019 Students of the Year program.

Katz said his personal...

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