Volpe appointed manager of Mars subsurface technology NASA

Richard Volpe, former manager of robotic autonomy architecture at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has been named manager of JPL’s Mars Regional Mobility and Subsurface Access Technology office. In this new role, Volpe will oversee and coordinate the technology and development for next-generation Mars surface and subsurface exploration. This will include overseeing demonstrations of future mission concepts.