Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Interview with new NLSI head Yvonne Pendleton

"The moon has gone from questionably interesting to absolutely fascinating. It’s providing a laboratory, our nearest laboratory off-planet where we can go and actually explore and test."

Last month Dr. Yvonne Pendleton became director of NASA’s Lunar Science Institute at Ames Research Center in California.

"Because of the missions that have happened recently, especially LRO, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter , and LCROSS, the mission that impacted the moon and kicked up material that we are now analyzing, we’re understanding far more about the water and volatile materials on the moon. In many respects, the moon represents our history, our past, and also our future."

90 Second Interview:

Full 8 minute Audio & Text Summary @ Earthsky

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