NASA's upcoming flagship mission Mars2020 will send a state of the art rover to the surface of Mars. Along for the ride will be an impressive camera called Mastcam-Z which will unveil Mars in a way never seen before. Planetary scientist Melissa Rice from Western Washington University and instrument operations manager Elsa Jensen from Malin Space Science Systems join Jake to talk all about the new camera, how it's put together and what questions it might help us answer.
We talk Mastcam-Z and NASA's Mars2020 Rover
Planetary Society's Mastcam-Z Outreach content
NASA's page on Mastcam-Z
Malin Space Science Systems
Previous Coverage of Mars2020
Episode 10 - Science Meets Engineering on the 2020 Rover (feat. Sarah Milkovich)
Episode 20 - Landing Site Candidate Overview
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