Podcaster: Elizabeth Howell and Michel Ingham
Title: Future Lunar Explorers Could Be TransFormers
Links: SSERVI ;The NASA Ames Vertical Gun Range http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/research/technology-onepagers/range-complex.html and Schultz’s paper on the South Pole-Aitken Basin http://specialpapers.gsapubs.org/content/477/141.abstract
Music: “A Walk On the Moon” by Styve Bolduc. http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/a-walk-on-the-moon
Description: The TransFormers concept, funded by the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, proposes a new way to look at shadowed craters on the moon by deploying robots that could change their shape to get a better look inside.
Bios: NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.
Michel Ingham is a group supervisor at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He leads the systems architectures and behaviors group within JPL’s Systems Engineering and Formulation Division.
Elizabeth Howell is a freelance space journalist in Ottawa, Canada. Her work appears in publications such as Universe Today, SPACE.com, Space Exploration Network and All About Space.
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