Date: December 5th, 2012
Title: A New Way to Explore the Lunar Farside
Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson and Dr. Jack Burns
Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute
Music: “Amelia” by Ben Bedford
Description: We’ve been to the Moon, although 40 years ago now, with humans landing there during the Apollo program, and we’ve also explored the lunar surface with robotic spacecraft. But what about a combination of humans and robots working together? A group of lunar scientists have recently proposed a plan where Astronauts could remotely control spacecraft such as a rover on the surface of the Moon from lunar orbit.
Dr. Jack Burns from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Principal investigator for the Lunar team from NLSI discusses his new paper.
Bio: The NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.
Jack Burns is a Professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences and Vice President Emeritus for Academic Affairs and Research for the University of Colorado Boulder. He is also Director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute’s Lunar University Network for Astrophysics Research (LUNAR), a NASA-funded center. Read Dr. Burns’ full bio here.
Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and Senior Editor for Universe Today.
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