Astrobiologist Selected for 2021 Women in Aerospace Outstanding Achievement Award
Dr. Amy Catherine McAdam of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has been selected as the recipient of 2021 Women in Aerospace Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. McAdam is a Research Space Scientist in the Planetary Environments Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. In her work as a geochemist, McAdam specializes in studying the mineralogy and chemistry of terrestrial Mars analog material.
As a member of the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team, McAdam’s research provides insight into the alteration of materials on Mars, and the implication of alteration processes on the habitability of environments in Mars’ past. Dr. McAdam’s studies aid in the interpretation of data collected by the SAM instrument on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission.
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Constraints on the Depositional and Diagenetic History of the Glen Torridon Clay-Bearing Unit from the Mars Science Laboratory Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Suite – Narrated by Dr. Amy Mcadam (NASA GSFC)