Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

THE LPI’S LUNAR SOUTH POLE ATLAS — A NEW ONLINE REFERENCE FOR MISSION PLANNERS

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), managed by Universities Space Research Association (USRA), has compiled and made available an atlas of the Moon’s south pole. Given NASA’s recent direction to implement Space Policy Directive-1 landing astronauts at the south pole by 2024, the LPI has compiled a series of maps, images, and illustrations designed to […]

MOON’S SOUTH POLE IN NASA’S LANDING SITES

NASA is working right now to send American astronauts to the surface of the Moon in five years, and the agency has its sights set on a place no humans have ever gone before: the lunar South Pole. Water is a critical resource for long-term exploration, and that’s one of the main reasons NASA will […]

PHOTONICS DAWNING AS THE COMMUNICATIONS LIGHT FOR EVOLVING NASA MISSIONS

A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA’s most pressing challenges in future spaceflight. Photonics explores the many applications of generating, detecting and manipulating photons, or particles of light that, among other things, make up laser beams. On October 21, 1983, the General Conference of Weights and Measures adopted the […]

PUBLIC INVITED TO GODDARD TO CELEBRATE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MOON EVENT

Members of the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. The free event will be held at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center on ICESat Road in Greenbelt, Maryland. International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and […]

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