Date: September 5th, 2012

Title: Stunning New Video: From the Earth to the Moon

Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson and Dr. David Kring

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute

Links: NLSI

Description: Have you ever wanted to stand on a mountain on the Moon, or hover swiftly down lunar valleys and chasms? A stunning new video allows you to do just that, and provides an inspirational view of the lunar surface.

Bios: The NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.

Dr. David Kring leads the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration. He has explored how impact cratering may have affected the early evolution of the Earth-Moon system, and has also led a joint academic-industry-NASA design team for a robotic lunar lander and rover system that can be deployed anywhere on the lunar surface. His team generated three point-designs for missions to the floor of a shadowed lunar crater (Polar Express), the sunlit rim of Shackleton Crater (Heliopoint Lander), and an impacting probe (Polar Surface Probe). He is particularly interested in the interfaces between science, exploration, and operations, to ensure our nation’s return to the Moon maximizes productivity while enhancing safety and efficiencies during robotic and crew operations. Read more about David Kring here.

Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and is the Senior Editor for Universe Today

Music:  “Amelia” by Ben Bedford from his “Land of the Shadows” CD.

Today’s Sponsor: This episode of 365 days of Astronomy is sponsored by – Expanding your horizons in astronomy today. The premier on-demand telescope network, at dark sky sites in Spain, New Mexico and Siding Spring, Australia.

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