Matt Golombek

Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech

Matt is a Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who has specialized in selecting landing sites on Mars and whose research focuses on Mars geology in general and the prediction of surface characteristics at a lander scale from orbital remotely sensed data. He is a veteran of the Mars exploration program and has served as the Project Scientist of the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rover missions. He has been involved in the selection of the Mars 2020 Rover landing site and is working on the Mars helicopter to determine the location it will be dropped off by the rover and fly.