Dr Pascal Lee is Chairman of the Mars Institute, Senior Planetary Scientist at the SETI Institute, and Director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
He holds a MS in geology & geophysics from the University of Paris, and a PhD in astronomy and space sciences from Cornell University.
Pascal has worked extensively in the Arctic and Antarctica viewed as planetary “analogs”. He was first to propose the Cold model of Mars surface evolution based on his field work in Earth’s polar regions. Pascal is a recipient of the United States Antarctic Service Medal and of several NASA Group Achievement Awards.
Pascal is internationally recognized for his efforts to advance the human exploration of Mars. He is an FAA-certified helicopter flight instructor and was scientist-pilot for the first field test of NASA’s new Space Exploration Vehicle, a concept spacecraft currently under development for future human exploration of the Moon, Near-Earth Asteroids, and Mars.
He also recently led the Northwest Passage Drive Expedition, a record-setting Mars simulation rover trek on sea-ice along the fabled Northwest Passage in the Arctic.
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