Conferences and Meetings

Planetary Science Summer School

By Keith Cowing
May 14, 2006

Session 1: July 24 – July 28, 2006 (18 participants)
Session 2: July 31 – August 4, 2006 (18 participants)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Applications are due May 15, 2006, for NASA’s 18th Annual Planetary Science Summer School, which will hold two sessions this summer, July 24-28 and July 31 -August 4, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. Science and engineering post-doctoral and graduate students with a strong interest in careers in planetary exploration are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to U.S. citizens.

The student teams will carry out the equivalent of an early concept study responsive to a selected NASA Announcement of Opportunity, prepare a proposal authorization review presentation, present it to a review board, and receive feedback. At the end of the week, students will have a clearer understanding of the relationships among mission design, cost, and schedule, and the trade-offs necessary to stay within cost and schedule while preserving the opportunity to acquire high-quality science. They will also understand the lifecycle of a space mission. Partial financial support is available to a limited number of individuals to help defray the expense of travel and lodging only. Applications are to be submitted electronically by May 15, 2006 at .

For further information, visit or contact Ms. Anita M. Sohus
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 111-B29
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
phone 818-354-6613
e-mail [email protected]

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