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CIM student Michele Faragalli selected for Mars Analog Mission on Feb. 2, 2008

last modified 2008-01-21 13:26

We are proud to announce that Michele Faragalli, Master's student under the supervision of Prof. Inna Sharf, has been selected to participate in Expedition Delta to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) located in Utah.

Michele will work in the capacity of Surface Exploration Systems (SES) Engineer on the Mars Society Canada's Exploration Delta starting February 2, 2008.

The purpose of ExDelta is to certify new recruits for participation in future large-scale research expeditions, to expose researchers to the facilities and environment typically available in a Mars analog setting, and to cross-train participants in several areas including geology, biology, technology and operations as they pertain to human Mars exploration. The mission spans two weeks beginning on February 2nd, 2008.

Michele is currently studying intelligent control of the PAW robot to increase autonomy in rough terrain applications in CIM's Mechatronics Locomotion Laboratory. He is a graduate of the International Space University. Upon his return to CIM, Michele will give a talk on the many exciting and interesting developments that occurred during this incredible adventure.

Please stay tuned for more details later in February!