Melissa Rice

WWU's Melissa Rice talks about what the day has in store for the Perseverance rover team as it prepares to land on Mars.

WWU's Melissa Rice talks about what the day has in store for the Perseverance rover team as it prepares to land on Mars.

When viewers on Earth see images from NASA’s Perseverance rover after it lands on Mars Thursday, Feb. 18, they’ll be looking at the Red Planet partly through the eyes of a Western Washington University…

When viewers on Earth see images from NASA’s Perseverance rover after it lands on Mars Thursday, Feb. 18, they’ll be looking at the Red Planet partly through the eyes of a Western Washington University…

Op-ed by Melissa Rice, associate professor of planetary science at Western and a member of NSAS's Curiosity rover and Perseverance rover science teams

Op-ed by Melissa Rice, associate professor of planetary science at Western and a member of NSAS's Curiosity rover and Perseverance rover science teams

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in grants and research at Western Washington University.

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NASA's Curiosity rover is a science laboratory on wheels, but its team back on Earth relies on its "eyes" to point out unusual items of interest on Mars. The rover just spotted a conspicuous boulder in the distance that's worth a closer look.…

NASA's Curiosity rover is a science laboratory on wheels, but its team back on Earth relies on its "eyes" to point out unusual items of interest on Mars. The rover just spotted a conspicuous boulder in the distance that's worth a closer look.…

Perseverance is the third Mars rover for Melissa Rice, a planetary scientist at Western Washington University. And the fact that she’s based in Bellingham, Wash., more than 1,200 miles from Pasadena, means she’s had plenty of…

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