Dr. Pascal Lee
Mars Institute & SETI Institute Scientist
Dr. Pascal Lee is chairman of the Mars Institute, senior planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, and director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project on Devon Island in the Arctic. He is based at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA. His research focuses on Mars, its moons, and the future human exploration of Mars. He has led over 30 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica viewed as planetary analogs, including the Northwest Passage Drive Expedition, a vehicular traverse along the fabled Northwest Passage to help plan future pressurized rover journeys on Mars. The expedition is the subject of the documentary feature film Passage To Mars. He is an FAA-certified helicopter commercial pilot and flight instructor, and was scientist-pilot of the first field test of NASA’s Space Exploration Vehicle. He is a recipient of the United States Antarctic Service Medal and the author of the award-winning book Mission: Mars (Scholastic).