Science Objectives and Site Selection Criteria for a Human Mission to Mars

Paul B Niles1, David W Beaty2, Lindsay E Hays3, Deborah Bass3, Mary Sue Bell4, Jacob E Bleacher5, Nathalie A Cabrol6, Pamela Gales Conrad7, Dean B. Eppler1, Victoria E Hamilton8, James W Head III9, Melinda A Kahre10, Joseph S Levy11, Timothy W Lyons12, Scot CR Rafkin8, Melissa S Rice13 and James Rice14, (1)NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Jacobs Technology, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (5)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, United States, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, United States, (8)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (9)Brown University, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States, (10)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, United States, (11)Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, (12)University of California Riverside, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Riverside, United States, (13)Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, United States, (14)Arizona State University, Tempe, United States