Dr. Pascal Lee

Dr Pascal Lee is director of the Mars Institute, a planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, and director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project on Devon Island in the High Arctic. He is based at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. He is internationally recognized for his work on the history of water on Mars, on the origin of Mars’ moons, and on planning the future human exploration of Mars.

Dr Lee has led over 30 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica to study Mars by comparison with the Earth. He recently led the Northwest Passage Drive Expedition, a record-setting rover trek on sea-ice along the fabled Northwest Passage in the Arctic, a mission designed to help plan future pressurized rover road trips with humans on Mars. The Northwest Passage Drive Expedition is now the subject of the new motion picture documentary film titled Passage To Mars that’s slated to hit the big screen later this month (May 2016).

Dr Lee has also written a book called Mission: Mars. Mission: Mars won the 2015 Prize for Excellence in children’s science books from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In his free time, Pascal likes to be walked by his dogs, paint, and fly. He is a helicopter commercial pilot and flight instructor. He lives in Santa Clara, CA.

 

 

Broadcast 2860 Dr. Pascal Lee

Guest:  Dr. Pascal Lee;  Topics: Mars simulations & expeditions, the Moon, budgets, SETI, space policy and much more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2696 Dr. Pascal Lee

Guest:  Dr. Pascal Lee;  Topics:  The Northwest Passage Drive Expedition & lessons learned for going to the surface of Mars.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2092 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Pascal Lee. Topics: Dr. Lee discussed HSF for Mars, pending Mars mission, Mars science, Earth analogs & his new book, "Mission Mars." Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1316 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Pascal Lee. Topics: Phobos, Mars, SETI & the Drake Equation, space policy. Dr. Pascal Lee returned to The Space Show for an exciting discussion on several relevant and most interesting topics. In our fist segment , we discussed humans to Phobos and Deimos before going to Mars. Dr. Lee explained why these were better initial destinations than Mars, especially Phobos. Did you know that it would be less costly to go to Phobos than our Moon? This is a very comprehensive discussion that you will not want to miss.

Broadcast 729 (Special Edition)

Dr. Pascal Lee returned for this Space Show program. Pascal began the program with an update on what has been happening with the Devon Island NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) at NASA Ames. As one of the longest funded ongoing programs, I inquired as to the reasons for its staying power, continued funding, and its attraction to NASA top level management. Pascal's answer is interesting and important.

Broadcast 498 (Special Edition)

Dr. Pascal Lee returned to The Space Show for this program. We began our discussion with Dr. Lee about Mars and its importance with the VSE. Dr. Lee also explained why the Moon is an important part of realizing the vision to go to Mars. We also spoke about radiation issues for long term space flight to Mars and nuclear electric propulsion for faster transit times to and from Mars. Pascal then spoke to us about the importance of visiting Phobos and the Martian moons, maybe even before going to Mars. You will not want to miss this important part of this interview.

Broadcast 313 (Special Edition)

Dr. Pascal Lee returned to The Space Show tonight for an active discussion covering a wide range of topics reaching as far out as Titan and as close in as places here on Earth. We discussed Mars, the rovers, and methane on the Red Planet, what it all means, and its potential impact on our space program. We discussed possible life on Mars, views about the subject within NASA, ESA, and among other science and academic groups.

Broadcast 155 (Special Edition)

Dr. Pascal Lee directs the newly formed Mars Institute. During this interview, Dr. Lee goes into detail to discuss how a humans to Mars mission will come about and what causes a government and society to support and fund such a mission. In addition, Dr. Lee discusses the significant differences between Earth and Mars, and he goes into great detail to discuss the importance of impact craters on Earth and their relationship to understanding Mars. Dr.

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