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Delaware State University dean to help send rover to Mars in 2020

The mathematics dean also currently works on tools for the Mars Curiosity rover.

Is there life on Mars? (Photo by Flickr user Linda Tanner, used under a Creative Commons)

Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, the dean of the College of Mathematics at Delaware State University, is working to help send another rover to Mars in 2020.
Melikechi was selected by NASA to join the mission’s SuperCam Team. SuperCam will be one of seven instruments scanning for life (past or present) on the red planet.
The dean currently works on the ChemCam Team for the ongoing Mars Curiosity mission. The SuperCam, just like the ChemCam on the current rover, will use lasers to search for life.

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