Mars mission boss to speak at Arabian Business Forum

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Charles Elachi, the man who leads the team that has just landed a new exploratory rover on Mars.

Charles Elachi, the man who leads the team that has just landed a new exploratory rover on Mars.

Charles Elachi, the man who leads the team that has just landed a new exploratory rover on Mars, will give a keynote speech at the Arabian Business Forum on November 20.

Lebanese-born Elachi heads up the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Pasadena-based based NASA agency that constructs and operates robotic planetary spacecraft.

On Monday morning, the team at JPL successfully masterminded the landing of a one-tonne vehicle – called ‘Curiosity’ – in a deep crater on the surface of Mars.

The rover will now embark on a two-year mission to look for evidence that the Red Planet may once have supported life.

US president Barack Obama lauded the NASA mission, saying: "Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history."

*Elachi will speak at the 7 Arabian Business Forum being held in Dubai on November 20. This is an invitation only event, with only a limited number of tickets available to the general public. To enquire about attendance, please email anil.bhoyrul@itp.com.

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The most important achievement in space travel since NASA put a man on the Moon! NASA is the undisputed cutting edge technological organization on the plant.Canadians could not be more proud with our significant robotic and advanced technologies to our American partners .

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