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Chief Scientist for Exploration
Doug Ming is a planetary scientist within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center. He has extensive experience in soil chemistry and mineralogy and numerous publications on the analysis of data from Mars robotic missions. Ming is currently a science team member and a co-investigator for the Mars Science Laboratory Mission (Curiosity). Ming was previously a science team member on the Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity), a co-investigator for the 2007 Mars Phoenix Scout and science team member of the 1998 Mars Polar Lander Missions.