A real-life “Guardian of the Galaxy,” Dr. Moogega “Moo” Cooper holds the awesome responsibility of keeping the red planet safe from any of the Earth’s contaminants. Moo is the planetary protection lead of the famed NASA 2020 Mars mission. Her work with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is integral to the ongoing mission to discern whether Mars could be habitable for humans and that we don’t harm what’s already there.
"Thank you for asking me to speak at the Yakima Town Hall. And thanks especially for hosting me with such warmth ... I can tell that Yakima is my kind of town!" - Laura Bush