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Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM)

Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) is a suite of instruments developed for use on the Mars Science Laboratory. By looking for evidence of water, carbon, and other important building blocks of life in the Mars soil and atmosphere, this suite will help answer one of humankind's biggest questions about the planet: did it ever support life? SAM was designed and built in an international collaboration between Goddard Space Flight Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Paris, and Honeybee Robotics. This video series highlights the mission, its objectives, and some of Goddard's contributors to the project.


Chris Smith (UMBC): Video Editor
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Video Editor
Michael Randazzo (AIMM): Video Editor
Paul Mahaffy (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Jennifer Eigenbrode (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Pamela Conrad (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Chris Smith (UMBC): Producer
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Paul Mahaffy (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
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