First mission to International Space Station

Published: 25 March 2015


On Friday March 27, the first year-long mission to the International Space Station will be launched to study effects of extended space travel and prepare possibly for future manned flights to Mars.


Expert : Richard Léveillé, planetary scientist and McGill researcher

Bio and expertise

Planetary scientist Richard Léveillé is a research associate in McGill’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences. He is involved in the Mars Science Laboratory as one of 30 NASA-selected Participating Scientists; he is also part of the science team for SuperCam, one of 7 instruments selected for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, which will collect and store samples for a future return mission to Earth.

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