NASA space science and astrobiologist, Principle Investigator of the CheMin instrument for the Mars Curiosity Rover

Guest Bio

Thomas Bristow is a Space Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. His scientific training involved investigating how Earth’s climate and geochemistry changed during the period when animals first evolved. As the Principle Investigator of the CheMin instrument onboard the Mars Rover Curiosity he leads a team that studies ancient environmental conditions on Mars.

Thomas will participate in NASA’s panel about the research for inhabiting Mars, including tracing evidence of liquid water on Mars, identifying mineral energy sources, detecting atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere and more.