Field Expeditions

Dale Andersen

Scientist Interview - Dale Andersen

As the American leader of a joint US/Soviet expedition to Antarctica, biologist Dale Andersen spent six months with a multinational, multicultural crew in this remote, hostile environment, carrying out research relevant to the search for life on Mars. “In addition to the rigors of the local environment,” says Andersen, “we had to address the challenges of our differing cultures and languages.”…
Nathalie Cabrol exploring in the Andes. Image credit: Nathalie Cabrol

Scientist Interview - Nathalie Cabrol

Nathalie Cabrol is a planetary scientist, an explorer, and a leader of research projects in astrobiology and extreme terrestrial environments, planetary missions, and robotics. She is a science team member of the NASA Mars Exploration Rover mission and was the main advocate for the selection of Gusev crater as the landing site for the Spirit rover on Mars. She is the Principal Investigator (PI)…