The Mars Rover Perseverance with components worked on directly by our own Dr. Melissa Rice and her students at WWU landed on the red planet this afternoon!!
It is a historic moment in space exploration and Western is very proud to be involved!
Check out the news story here: https://www.kiro7.com/video/?id=a065d857-5352-407e-9b94-f9eebded7366
Thank you so much to those who have already supported the Mars Lab Fund!
We are hoping to raise $100,000 over the coming years while Dr. Rice will be nightly - uploading new instructions to the mars rover while it sleeps and in that time we want to expand her lab and access for students in this amazing field. Gifts can also be made to specifically support student research.
Thank you for your continued support and spreading the word about the work being done at WWU, every gift counts so let's keep going!
If you have any questions about the campaign or the Mars lab please contact Amber Asbjornsen at firstname.lastname@example.org