The Chemistry and Astrobiology Group is composed of several very diverse research teams. Its members are involved with every aspect of space exploration from future mission planning and instrument development through mission implementation and finally to the analysis and interpretation of spacecraft data. Additionally, member teams are actively observing solar system bodies, focusing on comets, as well planning for the laboratory analysis of samples that have been returned from the Moon and will be returned from Mars.
The members have a history of experience with missions including Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, and several New Millennium Program missions. Its members have active research grants from a vast array of programs including instrument development programs (ASTID, ASTEP, MIDP, and PIDDP) and science programs (RT&D, DRDF, Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology, Mars Fundamental Research, Outer Planets Research, Planetary Atmospheres and Planetary Astronomy.)
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