Podcaster: Elizabeth Howell and Dr. Jack Burns

Title: The Lure of the Moon’s Far Side

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute ;

Links: SSERVI Burns’ research study at

Music: “A Walk On the Moon” by Styve Bolduc.

Description: The far side of the moon holds great promise for exploration. It could serve as a spot to learn more about the early universe. Exploration could even include tele-operation of rovers on the lunar surface. The University of Colorado’s Jack Burns explains more about the research study he led on far-side exploration..

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

Dr. Jack Burns is Jack Burns is a professor and an active NSF and NASA-funded researcher in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado (CU) in Boulder. He is also vice-president emeritus for academic affairs and research for the University of Colorado’s system.

Elizabeth Howell is a freelance space journalist in Ottawa, Canada. Her work appears in publications such as Universe Today,, Space Exploration Network and All About Space.

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