Join Dr Wessen as he discusses the search for "Terra Nova", the search for an Earth-like planet outside of our Solar System.
Dr.Randii Wessen has had an exciting career, working on some of the biggest inter-planetary missions in the last two decades. He's in Australia for two weeks to discuss the robotic planetary missions currently in operation at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and those planned for the upcoming decade.
Dr Wessen has been an employee of the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1984 and is the A-Team Lead Study Architect for JPL's Innovation Foundry. He co-authored the books "Neptune: the Planet, Rings and Satellites" & "Planetary Ring Systems." He was the recipient of NASA's Exceptional Service Medal for his contributions to the Voyager 2 Neptune Encounter and has eleven NASA Group Achievement Awards.
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