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The 2001 Mars Odyssey Mission

Educator Conference


Friday, April 6, 2001 – Saturday, April 7, 2001

Cocoa Beach, Florida

The next spacecraft in NASA’s Mars Exploration Program of the Red Planet is 2001 Mars Odyssey. Carrying three primary experiments, this orbiter will allow scientists to build on the ongoing Mars Global Surveyor mission and the work of Mars Pathfinder. 2001 Mars Odyssey will also help pave the way for the two Mars Exploration Rovers which will arrive on the surface of Mars in early 2004.

Join your K-12 education colleagues, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arizona State University Mars education specialists, and the Mars scientists, engineers and managers from the Odyssey mission team in an educator conference to learn about the Mars Exploration Program, the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission, and how to use Mars mission science in your classroom. There will be educational materials for grades K-12.


Thursday, April 5

Arrive at Doubletree Hotel, Cocoa Beach, FL

Friday, April 6

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Workshop Registration at Doubletree Hotel

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Teacher workshop at hotel (lunch included)

4:00pm – Conclude for the day. (Dinner on your own.)

Saturday, April 7

8:00am - Morning – Bus to launch viewing area, observe launch at 11:32 am EST*

Afternoon – Tour Kennedy Space Center

Early Evening - Return to hotel, conference concludes (dinner on your own).

Sunday, April 8*

Morning – Launch scrub contingency day*

Early Afternoon – Return to hotel.




Conference Fee: $40 (includes catered lunch and refreshments during workshop and a mini-Mars globe.)


Lodging: Doubletree Hotel

$85/night + 10% tax for single room

$95/night + 10% tax for double room

(You can indicate on your application if you would like to share a room to split lodging expenses and we will try to match people together. However, there are no guarantees that this will be possible in all cases.)


Other Exhibits or Attraction Costs: (These will be available as possible alternative destinations in case the launch is scrubbed. All entrance costs will be the responsibility of the workshop participant in addition to the Conference Fee.

Kennedy Space Center Entrance Fee: $25.95/adult

MarsQuest Exhibit at the Orlando Science Center – $11.00/adult



Application: Please complete the following information for the registration form:




Grade level or specialty you teach:





Please fax, mail, or e-mail this information to:

Sheri Klug

Arizona State University

ASU Mars K-12 Education Program

P.O. Box 871404

Moeur Bldg. Room 101 (Fed-Ex only)

Tempe, AZ 85287-1404

(480) 727-6495 (voice)

(480) 965-1787 (fax)