Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson & Dr. Yvonne Pendleton

Title:  NLSI Gets a New Name: SSERVI

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute ;

Links: NLSI

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

Description:  NLSI has a new name and a new focus! Back in 2008 the NASA Lunar Science Institute was established to bridge the science and exploration communities of NASA through lunar research. Now that NASA is looking at destinations such as asteroids and Mars, as well as the Moon, NLSI will be expanding its reach as well.  NLSI/SSERVI Director Yvonne Pendleton joins host Nancy Atkinson.

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

Dr. Yvonne Pendleton is the Director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute. As a research astrophysicist in the Space Science and Astrobiology Division from 1979-2005, Yvonne published 80 scientific papers and contributed significantly to our understanding of the origin and evolution of organic material in the universe. The goal of her ongoing research program is to understand the composition of the organic material found in the interstellar medium and to investigate the incorporation of the organic material from space into the early Earth environment.

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

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