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Dr. James Rice

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This podcast is part of the series: Space Camp Hall of Fame


U.S. Space and Rocket Center


U.S. Space and Rocket Center


Dr. James Rice was inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in 2007. Dr. Rice began his career in space exploration as a Space Camp counselor in 1985. He went on to land an internship where he had the chance to help select the landing site for the first robot to Mars. While at Arizona State University, Dr. Rice helped to develop the robots Spirit and Opportunity which have been exploring the surface of Mars for several years. His next project will be developing a robot that will look for previous life on the surface of Mars.

Length: 01:56

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[SC2015] ESS (9-12) 6: Obtain and evaluate information about Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein to communicate how their findings challenged conventional thinking and allowed for academic advancements and space exploration.


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