WATE-TV: UT professor prepares for Mars mission

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WATE-TVThis month, Linda Kah, associate professor in earth and planetary sciences, will begin looking for life on mars. WATE-TV’s Gene Patterson featured Kah and her research in a recent story on Six News. Kah will have direct control of Curiosity, an unmanned Atlas-5 rocket. NASA will launch Curiosity from Cape Canaveral later this month. It will spend more than a year searching for current and past signs of life as part of the Mars Exploration Program. “I love being a professor and teaching people,” Kah told Patterson. “I’ve been doing this for a long time, and now I’m having a lot of fun feeling like a student again. And I’m learning again and expanding my own boundaries.”

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