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.