Space geeks: Unite!
John Grotzinger, the head of NASA’s Mars Curiosity mission, was here at PIN headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, May 21, to share with us the latest research and a behind-the-scenes look at the red planet’s robot rover for Science Night Minnesota.
Minnesota Public Radio host Tom Weber chatted with Grotzinger on the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater about new discoveries, the potential for the building blocks of life on Mars and how it felt when Curiosity touched down after the so-called seven minutes of terror. They were joined by Boing Boing science editor Maggie Koerth-Baker, who helped us explore the world of space and scientific discovery.
You might not be able to make it to Mars — or even to Minnesota, for that matter — but you can get an evening’s worth of Mars and the science of space right here: We pulled in photos from the event, tweets from the audience (#sciencenight), updates from stage and more.