Educational Programs for Mars: An Artistic Mission

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Meet Our Guide – John Callas of the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The concept of having the organization’s artists create Martian landscapes inspired by images captured by Mars rovers was suggested by John Callas of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who is a long-time patron member of the California Art Club. The Project Manager for the Mars Exploration Rover project from March 2006 to the end of the project in September 2019, Callas has been guiding the artists on this interplanetary adventure. He has been educating them on the atmospheric conditions on the planet, as well as some limitations related to the cameras that have been used to date for previous Mars missions.

Learn more about Callas and his career in space exploration here.


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