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By Nancy Atkinson on March 5, 2011 in
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Date: March 5, 2011 Title: The Lunar Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector: Over 40 Years and Going Strong! Podcaster: NASA Lunar Science Institute Description: Instruments left on the Moon by the Apollo astronauts are still being used today. The Lunar Laser Ranging Retro-reflector experiment was deployed on Apollo 11, 14, and 15, and has provided detailed information […]

By Nancy Atkinson on February 20, 2011 in
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Date: February 20, 2011 Title: Going to the Moon with the Google Lunar X PRIZE Podcaster: NASA Lunar Science Institute Organizations: NLSI, Google Lunar X PRIZE Description: There’s a brand new race to the Moon and this time it’s not between two governmental superpowers, but now over two dozen independent commercial space companies from 17 […]

By Nancy Atkinson on February 5, 2011 in
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Date: February 5, 2011 Title: Drive a Rover with Exploration Uplink! Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) – http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/ Description: Imagine if you were able to drive a rover across a lunar terrain or remote location, all from the comfort of your home or classroom. Matt Everingham from NLSI is part of a very special […]

By Nancy Atkinson on January 20, 2011 in
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Date: January 20, 2011 Title: The Legacy of Apollo Podcasters: Andrew Chaikin and Nancy Atkinson Organization: The NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/ Andrew Chaikin’s website: http://www.andrewchaikin.com/ Description: The Apollo program to send humans to the Moon has been called the greatest technological achievement in human history, and for many it was an inspiration for […]

By Nancy Atkinson on January 5, 2011 in
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Date: January 5, 2011 Title: Planetesimal-Driven Migration Podcaster: Dr. David Minton and Nancy Atkinson Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) – http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/ Description: The early solar system looked nothing like our planetary neighborhood today that we know and love. It was a violent place with mountain-sized and even planet-sized piles of rock and ice coming […]

By Nancy Atkinson on December 15, 2010 in

Date: December 15, 2010 Title: Lunar Crater Clues Podcaster: NASA Lunar Science Institute Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute Description: You might not think craters on the Moon could tell us much, but lunar scientist David Kring would highly disagree. He says that impact cratering is one of the most important processes for planets and other […]

By Nancy Atkinson on November 23, 2010 in

Date: November 23, 2010 Title: Mysterious Moving Moon Dust Podcaster: NASA Lunar Science Institute, with Dr. Mihaly Horanyi and Nancy Atkinson Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute Description: Sometimes, when conditions are right, astronauts and spacecraft have seen mysterious, hazy dust clouds hovering well above the Moon’s surface. These Apollo-era observations of a dusty atmosphere about […]

By Nancy Atkinson on October 27, 2010 in

Date: October 27, 2010 Title: LCROSS and the Land of the Lunar Shadows Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute Links: (NLSI) http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/ Music courtesy of Ben Bedford, from his “Land of the Shadows” CD. Used by permission. http://benbedford.com/ Description: The permanently shadowed craters on the poles of the Moon have long been a mystery, because we […]