Summer School for Planetary Sciences NASA

NASA’s Planetary Science Summer School offers a “crash course” in what it takes to develop a mission concept into a proposable mission design. Described by advisor Dr. Jim Head of Brown University as a “boot camp for future principal investigators,” the school presents an overview of instrumentation (both in-situ and remote sensing), systems engineering, and the NASA proposal process. Students will participate in a team activity to develop a mission proposal, using the Project Design Center at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This year’s Planetary Science Summer School will focus on the development of micro or nano probes.