“Apollo 11….That's when I said, I don't have to be a businessman, I don't have to go into the military." an interview with Michael Meyer

Recorded February 19, 2019 Archived February 19, 2019 12:49 minutes
Id: APP615196


Michael Meyer, NASA's Chief Scientist for the Mars Exploration Program, talks about his life and work in science. As a teenager working as a deckhand on a treasure diving boat in Florida, he was hired to replace some fired divers and saw under the ocean for the first time. He has found that being open to new directions in his career has opened up new possibilities, as an oceanographer who has not balked at taking jobs studying the desert landscape of Antarctica, or even the dry alien landscape of Mars. He discusses unique opportunity on Mars to study an ancient landscape that has never been erased by plate tectonics like it was on Earth. (Recorded 12 December 2018)


  • Mike Meyer
  • Sam Hendlund

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